Willem Blaeu

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləm ˈjɑnsoːm ˈblʌu];[1] 1571  21 October 1638), also abbreviated to Willem Jansz. Blaeu, was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. Along with his son Johannes Blaeu, Willem is considered one of the notable figures of the Netherlandish/Dutch school of cartography in its golden age (the 16th and 17th centuries).

Willem Janszoon Blaeu
Willem Janszoon Blaeu by Jeremias Falck
Died21 October 1638 (age 67)
OccupationCartographer, atlas maker, publisher
Globe from 1602. The workshop made globes in pairs: one to represent the heavens and another the Earth.
Globe from 1602 to represent the heavens made by Willem Blaeu.