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New Book | Atlas De Wit City Atlas of the Low Countries, 1698

Posted in books by Editor on January 27, 2013

From ACC Distribution:

Marieke van Delft and Peter van der Krogt, Atlas De Wit City Atlas of the Low Countries, 1698 (Tielt: Lannoo Publishers, 2013), 304 pages, ISBN: 978-9401401890, $175.

2067380_bigDiscover the Google Earth of the Dutch Golden Age
• A historical atlas from 1698 with 151 city maps from the Northern and Southern Netherlands, from Groningen to Lille
• A book of great cultural and artistic importance. Only 5 copies of the original atlas are known worldwide
• Contains beautiful, originally hand-colored maps, drawn from a bird’s eye view
• A facsimile on true scale with a new introduction and a detailed description per map by Marieke van Delft and Peter van der Krogt

Atlas De Wit is a unique, historical atlas of cartographer Frederick de Wit with 158 city maps, city views and engravings from the Northern and Southern Netherlands (today’s Netherlands, Belgium and French Flanders). This facsimile contains full-size images of the beautiful, original hand-colored cards, which are drawn in perspective. The maps provide a visual perspective on the history of the 17th century, from Groningen to Cambrai. This title is completed with introductory and detailed descriptions that make this historical atlas map accessible to all lovers of history and old maps. Text in English, French & Dutch.

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