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Holland 1808 Clement Cruttwell Ref.MP5

Holland 1808 Clement Cruttwell Ref.MP5

1800s  Europe
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 Holland 1808 Clement Cruttwell Ref.MP5

 A fine 1808 handcoloured map of Holland (the Netherlands) by the English map publisher Clement Cruttwell. Map is highly detailed, with counties and municipalities outlined. Of note on this particular map are the canals and dikes Cruttwell labeled. These are extremely important to the country, as two thirds of the land is vulnerable to flooding. River dikes prevent flooding from water flowing into the country by the major rivers Rhine and Meuse, while a system of drainage ditches, canals and pumping stations (windmills) keep the low lying parts dry for habitation and agriculture. The Beemster, as Cruttwell notes in Northern Holland, was the first of these and was reclaimed from a lake, the water having been extracted by windmills. He also labels what is known as the De Breeveertien (De Bree Veerthien) a large offshore shoal in the North Sea now home to an important wind farm. In North Holland he identifies Zuyder Zee, which at this point in time was a shallow bay in the North Sea. In the 20th century the majority of the Zuyder Zee was closed off and the salt water inlet changed into a fresh water lake called the Ijsselmeer (IJssel-lake), named thus after the river that drains into it. The whole offers hand color and fine copper plate engraving in the minimalist English style prevalent in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  Printed at the bottom is ‘London, Published as the act directs Jany 1, 1808, by Longman & Co. Paternoster RowDrawn by G. G. and J. Robinson of Paternoster Row, London, for Clement Cruttwell's 1799 Atlas to Cruttwell's Gazetteer, it was reprinted in 1808 for the new Universal Gazetteer, or Geographical Dictionary.
The map remains in good condition with no tears. Some 'browning' of the paper is evident and a small stain is seen right at the bottom of the page (but not on the map itself). The map measures 40cm x 34cm. A strong 'plate mark' is evident. The centre join is in good condition. Examine the reverse of the map and observe oxidation of the green colouring used as an outline of the provinces. This colouring was verdegris, and oxidises to show the outline on the reverse.

Please note, I am NOT a qualified archaeologist/antiquarian and the description I have given is based on research of the subject.

This is a genuine antique. The classification of an 'antique' is that it should be 100 years old, OR MORE. There are many articles being offered as 'antiques' when, clearly, they are not.

Price R550.00     Post R100.00

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