Low Countries

  • 1544 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Rheinstroms Ursprung sampt dem Schweytzerland und anstossenden Ländern. / Die ander Tafel des...

    Sebastian Henric Petri, Basle, 1544 (1580)

    The earliest monumental maps of the course of the Rhine river. The three-sheet woodcut map showing the Rhine from the headwaters in Switzerland to its mouth in the North Sea. The map on three...

    Rheinstroms Ursprung sampt dem Schweytzerland und anstossenden Ländern....
    11467

    Coloured woodcut map of the Rhine River. Printed in Basle by Sebastian Henric Petri in 1580.

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  • 1550 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die dritte Tafel des Rheinstroms innhaltend das Nider Teutschlandt

    Basle, circa 1550

    Early, attractive west oriented woodcut map showing the lower part of Rhine from Bonn / Cologne in South up to Amsterdam / Rotterdam in Northwest. From a German edition of Cosmographia from...

    Die dritte Tafel des Rheinstroms innhaltend das Nider Teutschlandt
    10087

    Coloured woodcut map of Holland. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

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  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die Eydtgnoschafft oder Schwytzerland, mit den anstossenden Landern / Die ander Tafel desz...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of the course of the river Rhine in three sheets. The first large map of the river Rhine by Sebastian Munster. Printed from three woodblocks, not assembled. Shows the river Rhine...

    Die Eydtgnoschafft oder Schwytzerland, mit den anstossenden Landern /...
    11368

    Antique woodcut map of the Rhine river. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  [Holand]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of the Netherlands (Holland) by Sebastian Münster. On the full text sheet. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller...

    [Holand]
    11395

    Antique woodcut map of Holland. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  [Aachen] Vo dem Hertzogthumb Brabad, und seinen fürnembsten Stetten

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut view of Aachen by Sebastian Münster. Verso a woodcut map the eastern part of Belgium with Brussels (Bruxelles) and the course of the river Rhine with Bonn, Cologne and Wesel. On the...

    [Aachen] Vo dem Hertzogthumb Brabad, und seinen fürnembsten Stetten
    11396

    Antique woodcut map of Belgien, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Von der Frieszlaender Nammen und der Statt Grüningen.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of Friesland by Sebastian Münster. Showing the region from Edam, Groningen to Emden. On the full text sheet. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled...

    Von der Frieszlaender Nammen und der Statt Grüningen.
    11413

    Antique woodcut map of Friesland. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Groeninga M.D.LXXIII.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut view of Groningen in the Netherlands. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , on the full page. The sheet was...

    Groeninga M.D.LXXIII.
    11543

    Antique woodcut town view of Groningen. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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  • 1575 - Braun & Hogenberg

    Braun & Hogenberg:  Lympurch

    Gottfried von Kempen, Cologne, 1575

    Decorative, old coloured view of Limbourg in Belgium from the German edition of the town book Civitates orbis terrarum by Braun and Hogenberg in 1575. With two coats of arms and a title...

    Lympurch
    11901

    Old coloured town view of Limbourg, Lüttich, Belgium. Printed in Cologne by Gottfried von Kempen in 1575.

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  • 1575 - Abraham Ortelius

    Abraham Ortelius:  Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris

    Gillis van den Rade, Antwerp, 1575

    Old coloured antique map of the Low Countries with the Netherlands and Belgium by Abraham Ortelius. Shows the area from The Hague to Cologne and from Emden to Paris. Above a title band held by two...

    Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris
    11903

    Old coloured map of the Low Countries with Belgium and the Netherlands. Printed in Antwerp by Gillis van den Rade in 1575.

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  • 1582 - Braun & Hogenberg

    Braun & Hogenberg:  Tshertogenbosch - Buscumducis oppidum ... / Loeven - Lovanium Perantiqua Brabantiae ... Machelen...

    Gottfried von Kempen, Cologne, 1582

    Three town views on one sheet: Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain) and Mechelen by Braun & Hogenberg. Beautiful original old colour. German text on verso. From the German edition of Civitates orbis...

    Tshertogenbosch - Buscumducis oppidum ... / Loeven - Lovanium Perantiqua...
    11491

    Old coloured town view of Mechelen, Leuven, Hertogenbosch. Printed in Cologne by Gottfried von Kempen in 1582.

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  • 1588 - Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer

    Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer:  A Description of the Sea coastes of East Frysland with all their bankes, sandes and bekons.

    London, 1588

    Extremly rare, original old coloured sea chart of the coast of East Friesland from L. J. Waghenaer. From the rare and only English edition of the Spieghel der Zeevaerdt : The Mariners Mirror of...

    A Description of the Sea coastes of East Frysland with all their bankes,...
    11474

    Old coloured sea chart of East Frisland. Printed in London in the year 1588.

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  • 1588 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die erst Tafel, innhaltend das Schweytzerlandt, mit den anstossenden Ländern / Die ander Tafel...

    Sebastian Henric Petri, Basle, 1588

    Monumental map of the course of the Rhine river. The three-sheet woodcut map showing the Rhine from the headwaters in Switzerland to its mouth in the North Sea. The map on three leaves was first...

    Die erst Tafel, innhaltend das Schweytzerlandt, mit den anstossenden...
    11589

    Coloured woodcut map of the Rhine River. Printed in Basle by Sebastian Henric Petri in 1588.

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  • 1603 - Abraham Ortelius

    Abraham Ortelius:  Lutzenburgensis Ducatus veriss. descript. Iacobo Surhonio Montano auctore.

    Antwerp, 1603

    Decorative map of Luxembourg by A. Ortelius. With a two nice Renaissance cartouches and a mileage scale. From the 1603 Latin edition of 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'.

    Lutzenburgensis Ducatus veriss. descript. Iacobo Surhonio Montano auctore.
    10872

    Antique map of Luxembourg. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1603.

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  • 1608 - Abraham Saur

    Abraham Saur:  Groninga

    W. Richter, Frankfurt, 1608

    Rare woodcut view of Groningen in the Netherlands. From "Parvum Theatrum Urbium sive Urbium Praecipuarum totius orbis Brevis & Methodica Descriptio" by Adrianus Romanus printed 1608 in Frankfurt....

    Groninga
    10804

    Antique woodcut town view of Groningen, Holland. Printed in Frankfurt by W. Richter in 1608.

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  • 1608 - Abraham Saur

    Abraham Saur:  Louanium

    W. Richter, Frankfurt, 1608

    Rare woodcut view of Louvain / Brabant. From "Parvum Theatrum Urbium sive Urbium Praecipuarum totius orbis Brevis & Methodica Descriptio" by Adrianus Romanus printed 1608 in Frankfurt. First...

    Louanium
    10812

    Antique woodcut town view of Louvain, Leuven. Printed in Frankfurt by W. Richter in 1608.

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  • 1608 - Abraham Saur

    Abraham Saur:  Bruxella

    W. Richter, Frankfurt, 1608

    Rare woodcut view of Brussels (Bruxelles). From "Parvum Theatrum Urbium sive Urbium Praecipuarum totius orbis Brevis & Methodica Descriptio" by Adrianus Romanus printed 1608 in Frankfurt. First...

    Bruxella
    10813

    Antique woodcut town view of Brussels / Bruxelles. Printed in Frankfurt by W. Richter in 1608.

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  • 1608 - Abraham Saur

    Abraham Saur:  Antuuerpia

    W. Richter, Frankfurt, 1608

    Rare woodcut view of Antwerp (Antwerpen). From "Parvum Theatrum Urbium sive Urbium Praecipuarum totius orbis Brevis & Methodica Descriptio" by Adrianus Romanus printed 1608 in Frankfurt. First...

    Antuuerpia
    10815

    Antique woodcut town view of Antwerp / Antwerpen. Printed in Frankfurt by W. Richter in 1608.

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  • 1630 - Jodocus Hondius

    Jodocus Hondius:  Frisia Occidentalis Auctoribus Adriano Metio et Gerardo Freitag.

    Henricus Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Original old coloured engraved map of West Friesland with the islands Vlieland, Terschelling und Ameland. With 3 cartouches, two sailing ships and a compass rose. Published by H. Hondius after...

    Frisia Occidentalis Auctoribus Adriano Metio et Gerardo Freitag.
    10844

    Old coloured map of West-Friesland. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius circa 1630.

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  • 1630 - Jodocus Hondius

    Jodocus Hondius:  Totius Circuli Westphalici Accurata descriptio Amstelodami Sumptibus Henrici Hondy

    H. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1630

    West oriented copper engraved map of Lower Saxony with Friesland by H. Hondius. Showing the coastal line between the river mouth of Rhine and Elbe and down to Cologne in the South. With one figural...

    Totius Circuli Westphalici Accurata descriptio Amstelodami Sumptibus...
    10956

    Antique map of Friesland, Lower Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.

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  • 1640 - Johannes Janssonius

    Johannes Janssonius:  Monasteriensis Episcopatus

    J. Janssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1640

    West oriented copper engraved map of Lower-Saxony to North Rhine-Westphalia by J. Janssonius. One nice cartouche and numerous small coats-of-arms within the map. Showing the area between Wesel,...

    Monasteriensis Episcopatus
    10963

    Antique map of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower-Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius circa 1640.

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  • 1660 - Jan Janszoon Stampioen

    Jan Janszoon Stampioen:  Het Hooge Heemraedt Schap van Schielandt

    Johan Vingbooms, Amsterdam, 1660

    The exceptional rare first edition of Stampioen's Schieland wall map in stunning original colour and perfect condition.Original old hand-coloured engraved wall-map of Schieland on 9...

    Het Hooge Heemraedt Schap van Schielandt
    11164

    Old coloured wallmap of Schieland on 15 sheets. Published by Johan Vingbooms in Amsterdam during the year 1660. First edition.

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  • 1660 - Anonymous

    Anonymous:  Beemster

    circa 1660

    Old coloured engraved polder map of Beemster. Showing Beemster north of Amsterdam.

    Beemster
    12069

    Old coloured map of Beemster, Amsterdam. Printed circa 1660.

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  • 1666 - Johannes Janssonius

    Johannes Janssonius:  Frisia Occidentalis, Auctoribus Adriano Metio et Gerardo Freitag.

    Janssonius Heirs, Amsterdam, 1666

    Original old coloured map of Friesland in northern Holland with 3 beautiful cartouches, two sailing ships and a compass rose. From "Atlas Contractus" published 1666 two year after J. Janssonius...

    Frisia Occidentalis, Auctoribus Adriano Metio et Gerardo Freitag.
    10402

    Old coloured map of Friesland, Holland. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius Heirs in 1666.

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  • 1700 - Pieter Schenk

    Pieter Schenk:  De Oude-Stads-Herberg

    circa 1700

    View of building in Amsterdam. From "Afbeelding der voornaamste gebouwen van Amsterdam" by Pieter Schenk.

    De Oude-Stads-Herberg
    10019

    Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Nautical Museum, Amsterdam. Printed circa 1700.

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