"De Veluwe", Colom, Jacob Aertz
Period: 1660 (published)
Publication: De Vyerighe Colom Klaer Vertoonende in Vyftich Onderscheydene …
Color: Hand Color
8.8 x 6.3 inches
22.4 x 16 cm
Interesting map of the Veluwe, a forest-rich ridge of hills in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. The region now contains the national park De Hoge Veluwe, famed for the unusual moraine landscape. The map is oriented with north at roughly the right. It is adorned with aquatic putti waving the title banner and a cherub on the scale of miles. 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. This little map is from Colom's only land atlas.
Light marginal stains, not affecting map.