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MERCATOR, G. - Hollandt comitatus Utrecht episcop.

MERCATOR, G. - Hollandt comitatus Utrecht episcop.
Hollandt comitatus Utrecht episcop. - MERCATOR, G.
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Title : Hollandt comitatus Utrecht episcop..
Map maker : MERCATOR, G..
Date : Duisburg, 1593.
Size : 13.6 x 18.7 inches. / 34.5 x 47.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :The rare first edition, with a large marshland in the Zuiderzee filled with ducks.
The country of Holland, i.e.: present Noord- and Zuid-holland, plus Utrecht. Oriented west to the top, similar in appearance to the map of the region in the Ortelius Theatrum, itself probably based on Jacob van Deventer's large map.
The great polder in the north, De Zijpe, drained in 1597, is shown, but others, such as De Beemster (1607-12) and De Purmer (1617-22) are still open water.
The shallows of the Zuiderzee and De Pampus illustrate clearly the navigational hazards encountered by shipping into Amsterdam, Enkhuizen and the other ports.

Condition : Slightly age toned as usual. Repair of split lower part center fold.

ID: 00615

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