Veere Holland Vere Blaeu 1612 Guicciardini detailed city plan birds-eye viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Europe, Low Countries, Netherlands, Holland, Zeeland, Veere, City Plan, Fortifications)
Issued 1612, Amsterdam by Blaeu.
Beautiful, detailed early 17th century copper engraved birds-eye city plan of the city of Veere in Zeeland. An important naval and trade port in the Austrian Netherlands at the time of the map's creation, numerous tall mast sailing ships seen in the harbor.
The map captures the city at an early stage of development, surrounded by fortified walls. Decorative strapwork cartouche, sailing ships and three city crests all enhance the visual appeal. Mostly clean & well preserved example, trivial blank margin corner staining & edge toning which visually testifies to the age and patina, short closed tear in bottom wide blank margin.
Sheet measures c. 14 1/4" x 11 3/4"
Printed area measures c. 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"
Original centerfold as issued.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. I, p. 143-145
Deys' Guicciardini Illustratus. 1.2-11.
Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, v. I, p. 295-331