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Rotterdam by Henrick Haestens. - VERY RARE. 1599

Henrick Haestens (c. 1565-1629)

Printer and publisher, active from 1590-1620 in Leiden and from then until his death in Leuven.

For some time, Haestens was employed by the Antwerp printer Christoffel Plantin, after which he, assumed for religious reasons, settled in Leiden. He left Leiden in 1620 and went to Leuven, where he set up his own bookshop and printing house.

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Hier hebt gij Leser het rechte afghebeelt soo van boven en tre sijden te sien, die Stadt Rotterdam ...

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Item Number:  28541
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Netherlands - Cities

Scarce, antique bird’s-eye view plan of Rotterdam, by Henrick Haestens.

Title: Hier hebt gij Leser het rechte afghebeelt soo van boven en tre sijden te sien, die Stadt Rotterdam ...
With a dedication to the city council of Rotterdam by Henrijck Haestens tot Leijden A° 1599.

Date of the first edition: 1599.
Date of this map: 1599.
Date on map: 1599.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Map size: 425 x 515mm (16.73 x 20.28 inches).
Sheet size: 470 x 635mm (18.5 x 25 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Trimmed to neatline and backed with paper giving the engraving new margins.
Condition Rating: A.
References: Ratsma, Henrich Haestens en zijn plattegrond en prospect van Rotterdam.

Separate publication.

Henrick Haestens (c. 1565-1629)

Printer and publisher, active from 1590-1620 in Leiden and from then until his death in Leuven.

For some time, Haestens was employed by the Antwerp printer Christoffel Plantin, after which he, assumed for religious reasons, settled in Leiden. He left Leiden in 1620 and went to Leuven, where he set up his own bookshop and printing house.