Joan Blaeu (1598-1673) is one of the most famous of the Dutch cartographers. The fourth volume of the ‘Novus Atlas’ focused on England and Wales. Blaeu established his firm in 1599 as instrument and globe makers. He went on to produce some of the highest quality atlases ever published. From the Dutch text edition of 1646 issued one year after initial publication. Cubbon ‘Isle of Man’ p. 36; Skelton 28; Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 5750:2.