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Joan Blaeu
ca. 1598-1673

Cartographer and maker of terrestrial globes and scientific instruments. Son of Willem Jansz Blaeu (1571-1638). Worked with his brother in their father's business and continued it until 1672, when a fire destroyed his workshop. Official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company from 1638 to his death.

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