Old Map of Zeeland by Visscher, 1690: Terneuzen, Vlissingen, Bergen op Zoom, Goes, Middelburg
Old Map of Zeeland by Visscher, 1690: Terneuzen, Vlissingen, Bergen op Zoom, Goes, Middelburg
Old Map of Zeeland by Visscher, 1690: Terneuzen, Vlissingen, Bergen op Zoom, Goes, Middelburg
Old Map of Zeeland by Visscher, 1690: Terneuzen, Vlissingen, Bergen op Zoom, Goes, Middelburg

Old Map of Zeeland by Visscher, 1690: Terneuzen, Vlissingen, Bergen op Zoom, Goes, Middelburg

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Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning cartography of the 'Comitatus Zelandiae novissima delineatio', or 'The Most Recent Delineation of the County of Zeeland'. This meticulously detailed map, crafted by the renowned mapmaker Nicolaes Visscher II in 1690, showcases the intricate political divisions and geographical features of Zeeland, a prominent region in the modern-day Netherlands.

Visscher, a scion of the illustrious Visscher family, continues the legacy of his grandfather, Claes Janszoon Visscher, one of the greatest cartographers of the Dutch Golden Age. This map serves as a testament to the family's unparalleled skill and dedication to the art of mapmaking.

The map features the prominent cities of Terneuzen, Vlissingen, Bergen op Zoom, Goes, and Middelburg. Each city is rendered with remarkable precision, offering a glimpse into the urban landscapes of the late 17th century. The map also provides a comprehensive view of the various political divisions within Zeeland, highlighting the complex governance structures of the time.

Beyond the cities, the map also presents a detailed depiction of the region's diverse natural landscape. The intricate network of rivers and waterways that crisscross Zeeland is beautifully represented, reflecting the region's intimate relationship with water. This historical artifact is not just a map, but a window into the past, offering a unique perspective on the history and geography of this fascinating region.

Some of the significant locations shown on this map:

Cities and Towns in Zeeland:

  1. Middelburg: Known as the capital of Zeeland, it was a significant trading city during the Dutch Golden Age.
  2. Vlissingen: A major port city, historically known as Flushing.
  3. Goes: Known for its historic city center and harbor.
  4. Terneuzen: An important waterway town with access to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal.
  5. Bergen op Zoom: A fortified city and a significant strategic location.
  6. Zierikzee: Known for its historic harbor and monuments.
  7. Veere: A trading city famous for its impressive town hall.
  8. Tholen: Known for its historic city walls and windmills.
  9. Hulst: Renowned for its star-shaped fortifications.
  10. Breskens: A fishing and ferry town with a historic lighthouse.
  11. Sluis: Known for its medieval fortifications and belfry.
  12. Arnemuiden: Known for its historic shipyard.
  13. Sint Anna ter Muiden: One of the smallest cities in the Netherlands, known for its historic buildings.
  14. Kortgene: A town known for its historic church.
  15. Willemstad: A fortified city named after William of Orange.
  16. Kruiningen: Known for its historic Reformed Church.
  17. Kapelle: Known for its apple cultivation.
  18. Sas van Gent: Known for its industrial heritage.
  19. Oostburg: Known for its historic town hall.
  20. Yerseke: Known for its mussel and oyster farming.
  21. Sint Maartensdijk: Known for its historic windmills.
  22. Westkapelle: Known for its historic lighthouse.
  23. Domburg: Known for its historic bathhouse.
  24. Wemeldinge: Known for its historic locks.
  25. Kamperland: Known for its recreational facilities.
  26. Colijnsplaat: Known for its fishing heritage.
  27. Ouddorp: Known for its beaches and historic lighthouse.
  28. Bruinisse: Known for its mussel farming.
  29. Nieuwvliet: Known for its beaches and dunes.
  30. Cadzand: Known for its beaches and historic church.

Notable Natural Landmarks:

  1. Scheldt River: A major river that played a significant role in the region's trade and transportation.
  2. Grevelingen: The largest saltwater lake in Western Europe.
  3. Oosterschelde: A large estuary known for its biodiversity.
  4. Veere Lake: A large lake known for its recreational activities.
  5. Dunes of Zeeland: Notable for their biodiversity and as a natural coastal defense.

Notable Historical Events (1600-1690):

  1. The Siege of Middelburg (1572-1574): A major event during the Eighty Years' War where the city was besieged by Dutch rebels.
  2. The Battle of Vlissingen (1573): A significant naval battle during the Eighty Years' War.
  3. The Disaster Year (1672): A year of military disaster for the Dutch Republic during the Franco-Dutch War, affecting many cities in Zeeland.

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.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

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The labels on this map are very small at 12x16in (30.5x41cm). The map is still very attractive, but you may struggle to read the smallest letters. Please buy a larger map if it's important to be able to read the map easily.

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.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

My standard frame is a gallery style black ash hardwood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. My standard frame is around 20mm (0.8in) wide.

I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

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Map ageing

I have been asked hundreds of times over the years by customers if they could buy a map that looks even older.

Well, now you can, by selecting Aged before you add a map to your basket.

All the product photos you see on this page show the map in its Original form. This is what the map looks like today.

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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I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 4,000 real 5-star reviews.

I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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