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Casparus Barlaeus.
Casparus Barlaeus.
J Buys delin. Reinr Vinkeles sculp. 1786.
Engraving with large margins. Printed area 150 x 90mm (6 x 3 1/2").
Caspar Barlaeus (latinised from Caspar van Baarle) (1584-1648), a Dutch doctor of medicine and Professor of Logic at the Univeristy of Leiden, best known for his poetry and work with the Dutch map publishers: he wrote the the eulogy for a portrait of cartographer Willem Blaeu in 1622, the same year that he translated Antonio de Herrera's Description of the West Indies; in 1627 he provided the text for Jodocus Hondius' miniature atlas of Italy; and in 1647 he wrote an account of Dutch colonial empire in Brazil, containing numerous important maps and plates of the region.
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