Auction 116, Lot 481

"Beemster", Colom, Jacob Aertz

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication: De Vyerighe Colom Klaer Vertoonende in Vyftich Onderscheydene …

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.8 x 6.3 inches
22.4 x 16 cm

This is a very scarce little map from Colom's only land atlas. It depicts the Beemster Polder, the oldest area of reclaimed land in the Netherlands. The map provides an excellent view of its well-ordered landscape of fields, roads, canals, dykes and settlements, laid out in accordance with classical and Renaissance planning principles. Jacob Aertsz Colom was the founder of the Colom publishing company. He founded the Navigation School in Amsterdam, and published a number of fine sea charts, coasting pilots and this small atlas of Belgium and The Netherlands.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/20/2006

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