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Date: 1696 (1706)
Size: 16,0 x 22,9 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
A fine engraving of the islands in the Scheldt delta with the fortress of Middelburg on the island of Walcheren guarding the approaches to Antwerp. The topography of the area has changed dramatically over the last three centuries with land reclamation consolidating a number of islands.
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.