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The Blaeu Family of Cartographers: A Resource Guide

Cartographic Collection Items

The titles listed in this section of the guide include multi-volume atlases of the world, atlases of the major towns in the Netherlands and Italy, and an atlas of Asian countries. These materials are available for research in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Reading Room. For assistance with these materials please use our Ask a Librarian service.

More comprehensive searches in the Library of Congress Online Catalog, which include numerous single maps, are provided in the custom searches below.

Digitized Atlases

Atlases by the Blaeu Family

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

Uncatalogued Maps

The Library of Congress also holds maps by the Blaeu family that have not been cataloged. The maps are filed by the geographic location, year of publication, and the publisher's name in the uncatalogued (Title) collections of the Geography and Map Division. Patrons may request the maps by providing the geographic location, the name Blaeu, and the approximate year of publication. The reference staff will search the collections for the requested maps.