Willem Jansz. Blaeu ~ 1571 - 1638

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     The map on the stamps was taken from a delineation of the island included in Olferte Dapper's Description Exacte des Isles de l'Archipel et de quelques autres Adjacentes; dont les Principales son Chypre, Rhodes, Candia, Samos, Chio...., Amsterdam, 1703, and attributed to Blaeu.

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    Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) included maps in nine of his paintings. This painting is Woman in Blue Reading a Letter (1662-1665). The map has been indentified as NOVA ET ACCURATA TOTIUS HOLLANDIAE WESTFRISAEQ TOPOGRAPHIA, published by Balthasar Florisz. van Berckenrode (1591-1644) in 1620, and printed by Willem Jansz. Blaeu between 1621 and 1629. The map is preserved in the Westfries Museum in Hoorn, North Holland.

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