Willem Jansz. Blaeu (Biographical details)

Willem Jansz. Blaeu (publisher/printer; printmaker; Dutch; Male; 1571 - 1638)

Also known as

Blaeu, Willem Janszoon; Blaeum, Guilelmo Janszoon; Blaeu, Willem Jones; Janssen, Willem; Jansz, Willem; Janssonius, Wilhelmus


On an edition of Dürer's portrait of Varnbüler printed after 1600, and Dürer's rhinoceros, printed after 1620: 'Amsterdam .. in de vergulde Sonnewyser'


Cartographer, dealer and print and book publisher; founder of a prestigious family of publishers, he studied in cartography in the school of Tycho Brahe in Alkmar; his own production begins in 1604. Between 1633-38 he was cartographer for the West-India Company.