La Hollande ou les Provinces Unies old map Le Rouge 1748
Title: La Hollande ou les Provinces Unies A Paris chez Le Rouge.
Description: Interesting map of The Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Provinciën, the predecessor state of the modern Netherlands and the first nation state of the Dutch people. Original copperplate engraved map with coloring by hand, shows VOC trade ships, off the coast of Holland,
History Zuiserzee: In the 20th century the majority of the Zuiderzee was closed off from the North Sea by the construction of the Afsluitdijk, leaving the mouth of the inlet to become part of the Wadden Sea. The salt water inlet changed into a fresh water lake now called the IJsselmeer (IJssel Lake) after the river that drains into it, and by means of drainage and polders, an area of some 1,500 km2 (580 sq mi) was reclaimed as land.
Mapmaker: George Louis Le Rouge (1740-1779) Active from 1740- till 1785 as a publisher for the King of France. He specialized in atlases of fortifications and plans of cities.
Origin: Atlas Nouveau Portatif à l'usage des militaires et du voyageur Isles de la Sonde.
Technic: Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Size.: Sheet app.: 13.75 x 9.5 inches. 35 x 24 cm. Image app.: 11 x 8 inches. 28 x 20.5 cm. Condition.: Nice map in good condition. Tiny marginal fold split.