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Antique map of Dordrecht by Braun and Hogenberg

Item number:04158
Category:Antique maps > europe > Netherlands - Cities
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Dordrecht - Braun & Hogenberg, 1616.


Old map - bird's-eye view plan of Dordrecht by Braun and Hogenberg.

Cartographer: Jacob van Deventer

COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "The cathedral, consecrated to Our Lady, is renowned for its beauty. All the Rhine wines that are exported from Germany to the Netherlands, as well as all the grain, come together in this city, which is an important city of trade and a famous stapulum. [...] Stapulum is taken from Latin and is used by the French and the Germans to mean a place that has been granted privileges by a prince and where one can import and trade in wine, cereals and other foreign wares."

This second engraving of Dordrecht offers a bird's-eye view of the important centre of trade. On the right, at the end of the canal that traverses the entire city, stands the Grote Kerk cathedral mentioned by Braun. The ships on the Merwekade underline Dordrecht's role as a river port. For many towns, in particular those on waterways or major trade routes, staple rights were the basis of their prosperity and thriving commercial activity.

Date of this print: 1616
Date of the first edition: 1581

Copper engraving
Size: 33.5 x 46.5cm (13.1 x 18.1 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Old coloured.
Condition Rating: A

From: Civitates Orbis Terrarum. - Urbium Praeciuarum Totius Mundi Liber Terius. Cologne, Petrus von Brachel, 1616. (Van der Krogt 4, 41:1.3)

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