"Comitatus Zutphania", Kaerius, Petrus
Subject: Eastern Netherlands
Period: 1617 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 14.6 inches
48.5 x 37.1 cm
A handsome map of part of the Gelderland province, extending from Deventer in the north to Kleve (in present-day Germany) in the south, and from Arnhem in the west to Vreden, Germany in the east. Several large rivers flow through the region, including the Rhein, Ijssel and Berkel Rivers. The map features a lovely bird's eye view of Zutphen in a strapwork cartouche. A couple from Zutphen stand atop the distance scale, which also includes Kaerius' imprint.
Original color with heavy toning and a number of short tears in blank margins, a few of which enter map border, that have been closed on verso with archival tape. The paper is fairly brittle.