Auction 110, Lot 391

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

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1642 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.5 inches
47 x 34.3 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.


Condition: B

Nice original color. Lightly toned with some minor spots, mostly in blank margins. Old repair of bottom fold separation, not affecting map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/2/2005