Old Map of Pomerania by Visscher, 1690: Słupsk, Szczecin, Piła, Koszalin, Drawsko Area
Old Map of Pomerania by Visscher, 1690: Słupsk, Szczecin, Piła, Koszalin, Drawsko Area
Old Map of Pomerania by Visscher, 1690: Słupsk, Szczecin, Piła, Koszalin, Drawsko Area
Old Map of Pomerania by Visscher, 1690: Słupsk, Szczecin, Piła, Koszalin, Drawsko Area

Old Map of Pomerania by Visscher, 1690: Słupsk, Szczecin, Piła, Koszalin, Drawsko Area

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Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history with this meticulously detailed map of Pomerania, crafted by the renowned mapmaker Nicolaes Visscher II in 1690. Known as 'Pomeraniae ducatus tabulam' in Latin, the map translates to 'Map of the Duchy of Pomerania', encompassing the area of present-day Poland and Germany. The map offers a fascinating insight into the geographical and political divisions of the time, showcasing the grandeur of the Dutch Golden Age of cartography.

Notable cities of Słupsk, Szczecin, Piła, and Koszalin are beautifully depicted, each with their unique characteristics and historical significance. Słupsk, an important center of trade in the 17th century, and Szczecin, a vital port city on the Oder River, are particularly striking. The smaller towns of Piła and Koszalin, though less prominent, provide a detailed look at the region's broader landscape and settlement patterns.

The map also features the Drawsko Protected Landscape Area, a testament to the region's rich biodiversity and natural beauty. This area, known for its pristine lakes and forests, adds a layer of environmental context to the human history depicted on the map. It serves as a reminder of the enduring interplay between nature and civilization, a theme that resonates throughout the cartographic representation.

In addition to the cities and natural landscapes, the map also reveals the political boundaries of the Duchy of Pomerania. The division of the region into smaller administrative units, each with its distinct coat of arms, is a compelling feature that underscores the political complexity of the era. The map, thus, not only provides a geographical overview but also serves as a historical document, reflecting the socio-political dynamics of the late 17th century.

Some of the significant locations shown on this map:

Cities and Towns in the Duchy of Pomerania:

  1. Szczecin (Stettin): Known as the 'Paris of the North', it was a major port city and the capital of the Duchy of Pomerania.
  2. Słupsk (Stolp): An important center of trade and commerce during the 17th century.
  3. Koszalin (Köslin): Known for its rich cultural heritage and historical architecture.
  4. Piła (Schneidemühl): A significant railway junction in the region.
  5. Gdańsk (Danzig): One of the richest and largest cities of Poland and the main seaport.
  6. Gdynia (Gdingen): Known for its shipbuilding industry.
  7. Goleniów (Gollnow): An important center of the timber industry.
  8. Kamień Pomorski (Cammin): Known for its Gothic-style architecture.
  9. Swarzędz (Schwersenz): Famous for its furniture industry.
  10. Świnoujście (Swinemünde): Known for its spa and health resorts.
  11. Kołobrzeg (Kolberg): Famous for its salt trade and as a health resort.
  12. Gryfino (Greifenhagen): Known for its grain trade.
  13. Stargard (Stargard in Pommern): Famous for its textile industry.
  14. Wałcz (Deutsch Krone): Known for its leather industry.
  15. Choszczno (Arnswalde): Famous for its brewing industry.
  16. Gryfice (Greifenberg): Known for its linen industry.
  17. Nowogard (Naugard): Famous for its woolen cloth production.
  18. Świdwin (Schivelbein): Known for its pottery production.
  19. Połczyn-Zdrój (Bad Polzin): Famous for its health resorts.
  20. Międzyzdroje (Misdroy): Known for its beautiful beaches.
  21. Darłowo (Rügenwalde): Famous for its herring trade.
  22. Ustka (Stolpmünde): Known for its amber trade.
  23. Lębork (Lauenburg): Famous for its brewing industry.
  24. Bytów (Bütow): Known for its weaving industry.
  25. Człuchów (Schlochau): Famous for its grain trade.
  26. Sławno (Schlawe): Known for its cloth production.
  27. Białogard (Belgard): Famous for its leather industry.
  28. Drawsko Pomorskie (Dramburg): Known for its pottery production.
  29. Barlinek (Berlinchen): Famous for its cloth production.
  30. Myślibórz (Soldin): Known for its brewing industry.

Notable Natural Phenomena and Landmarks:

  1. Drawsko Protected Landscape Area: Known for its pristine lakes and forests.
  2. Wolin National Park: Home to the largest herd of European bison in Poland.
  3. Oder River: One of the major rivers in Central Europe.
  4. Lower Oder Valley National Park: Known for its floodplain landscape.
  5. Jasmund National Park: Famous for the largest chalk cliffs of Germany.

Notable Historical Events (1600-1690):

  1. Thirty Years' War (1618-1648): This devastating war significantly affected the region, leading to changes in political boundaries and population shifts.
  2. The Treaty of Stettin (1653): This treaty confirmed the partition of the Duchy of Pomerania between Brandenburg-Prussia and Sweden.
  3. The Scanian War (1675–1679): This conflict led to further territorial changes in the region.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm), 40x50in (102x127cm), 48x60in (122x153cm) and 56x70in (142x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90in (229cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

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If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my collection of the best old maps of Europe and European cities to see if something else catches your eye.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

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If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

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