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Old antique chart of Southwest Zeeland (Walcheren) - Northern Flanders by Samuel de Swaef.

Item number:25614
Category:Antique maps > europe > low countries - netherlands
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***  Extremely rare and important sea chart of Southwest Zeeland (Walcheren) and Northern Flanders  ***


[No title]. - Willem den DooiienSamuel de Swaef, Middelburg, 1617.


Old, antique chart of Southwest Zeeland (Walcheren) and Northern Flanders, by Willem den Dooiien, published by Samuel de Swaef.

Left sheet of a two-sheet chart.
Oriented to the Southeast.

Date: 1617

Copper engraving
Size (not including margins): 59.5 x 47cm (23.2 x 18.3 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+

Separate publication. Only two copies recorded: Nat. Archief Den Haag; Zeeuws Archief Middelburg.

Very interesting and important sea chart, of great importance for use at the very dangerous waters of the Westerschelde and surroundings. Willem Blaeu's map of this region, published in the Zeespieghel, was based on this map (Vlam).

References:  Vlam A.W., De veranderingen in den mond van de Westerschelde van het begin der 16e eeuw tot omstreeks 1800. Middelburg, 1941. - Van den Bergh R.J., Miscellanea Archivistica VII Samuel de Swaef. Bergen-op-Zoom, 1994. - De Keyser A., Wegwijs varen langs onze kusten rond 1600. Knokke-Heist, 1985.

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