"De Zype [on sheet with] Beemster [and] De Purmer [and] De Wormer [and] Caerte Van Waterland", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1642 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 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.
Expert repair on bottom centerfold.