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SOLD Caarte van Waterland / Diemer Meer
Date: 1696 (1706)
Size: 16,2 x 21,7 cms
Publication: Atlas Portatif, ou le nouveau Theatre de la Guerre en Europe; Contenants les cartes geographiques, avec les plans des Villes & Forteresses les plus exposees aux revolutions presentes. Amsterdam, 1706
Descartes said "God created the world, but the Dutch created Holland"!
The engraving depicts the Buyckflooter, Broeker, Belmer-Meer and Diemer-Meer polders surrounded by dikes and canals with roads and fields delinated in an orderly fashion.
This engraving is taken from a plate from the 1696 edition of P van der Slart's 'Theatrum Belgii Foederati' with minor alterations. Slart's map was printed from the same plate of the 1635 ed. of 'Vyerighe Colom' by Jacob Aertsz Colom.