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Mechelen Belgium, Old Town plan ma by Jacob v Deventer 1613



Title: Nitidissimae civitatis Mechlineensis...

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Mechelen Belgium Old Town plan Nitidissimae civitatis by v Deventer 1613

Title: Nitidissimae civitatis Mechlineensis in meditullio Brabantiae ex ac lif: delineation.

Description: Early 17th century plan of Mechelen Belgium copperplate engraved bird eye view of the fortificated town, with two coat of arms at top and people in traditional costume at lower right.

Cartographer: Jacob Roelofs van Deventer, was a Dutch cartographer who made the oldest series of maps of Dutch cities of his time.
He became in 1543 Royal Geographer.
Over fifteen years, he created between 250 and 260 city maps, covering an area from Friesland to what is today northern France, reaching into Luxembourg and western Germany.

Sheet app.: 39 x 31 cm. 15.25 x 12.25 inches.
Image app: 31.5 x 23 cm. 12.25 x 9 inches.
Condition: Nice map in good condition, with some small marginal restorations.