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Auction 101, Lot 323

"De Zype [on sheet with] Beemster [and] De Purmer [and] De Wormer [and] Caerte Van Waterland", Hondius

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1633 (published)

Publication: L'Appendice de l'Atlas de Gerard Mercator

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.6 inches
47 x 34.5 cm

A great folio sheet containing separate plans for five of the Dutch polders. This rich farm land was created by draining shallow lakes and sea inlets and was one of the great feats of engineering in the 17th century. The Beemster Polder was completed in 1612, Purmer in 1622, and the Wormer polder in 1626. Each plan with it's own decorative cartouche. From the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas, engraved by Petrus Kaerius.

References: Koeman, Me35 377 (49), vol. II, p. 356.

Condition: B

Bit of damp stain in margins with one spot in map. Attractive original color.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/4/2002