Antiquariaat De Vries & De Vries

Rijnland - Amstelland by Blaeu

€650.00
  • Rijnland - Amstelland by Blaeu

Antiquariaat De Vries & De Vries

Rijnland - Amstelland by Blaeu

€650.00

Title: ‘ Rhenolandiae et Amstellandiaemexactissima Tabula’ . Handcoloured map published by Willem Jansz. Blaeu . From: Appendix Theatri A. Ortellii et Atlantis G. Mercatoris, Amsterdam 1631

Size: 41 x 50 cm

Condition: Very good, some agetoning and fold as published. Verso: French text

This map shows more than the title leads you to expect. Besides the polders of Rijnland and Amstelland, the Groot-waterschap Woerden has als been depicted. These three districts played an important part in the watermanagement of Central-Holland. The demarcation of their political boundaries did not proceed without problems. Utrecht depended on the Oude Rijn for its drainage but in times of extremely high water, the Hollanders put a dam in the river near Zwammerdam to keep Utrecht’s water out. A map of Rijnland and Amstelland had been published before by Hondius, Blaeu’s most important competitor. However, Blaeu did not Hesitate to copy th map and to include it in his Appendix.

 

VAT: Margingoods

 

Search for: Map, kaart, old map, antique map, blaeu, atlas, blaeuw, rijnland, amstelland, leiden, kaag, brasem, amsterdam, haarlem, gouda, woerden, haarlemmermeer, zandvoort, scheveningen, ships, engraving, colour, trekvaart,