Old, antique map - bird's-eye view plan of Kampen by Braun and Hogenberg
Urbis Campensis ad Isalam Fluvium Icon., 1599.
Old map - bird's-eye view plan of Kampen by Braun and Hogenberg, with key to locations.
CARTOUCHE: View of the city of Kampen in the IJssel.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "The churches of St Nicolai and of Our Lady surpass all other, also on account of their height. The town hall, which stands not far from the bridge over the IJssel, is also a handsome and commanding structure. The most magnificent of all, however, is the tollhouse with its particularly impressive proportions."
In this second view of Kampen, the city is shown in a bird's-eye view from the northeast, from the opposite bank of the IJssel River, just before it flows into the Zuiderzee. The elongated shape of the city along the broad river is clearly apparent, while numerous ships underline Kampen's role as an important river port.
Date of the first edition: 1581
Date of this map: 1599
Size: 34 x 48.5cm (13.3 x 18.9 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Uncoloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 4, 2020; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.242.
From: Civitates Orbis Terrarum. . Liber tertius. Köln, Bertram Buchholtz, 1599. (Koeman, B&H3)