Description: Old antique map in birdwatching perspective of Sluis, with the fortifications and castle of the town, coat of arms, down an description cartouche, lower left man and woman of the region.
History: This is one of the first old maps made of Sluis after Prins Maurits van Nassau expelled the Spaniards from the city during the 80th War of Independence. During the Eighty Years' War, Sluis had an important role as a fortress city for the Dutch prins. In 1587, the Duke of Parma conquered the city. In 1603 a sea battle took place at the North Sea before Sluis. The Spanish occupation lasted until 1604, when the Spaniards left the city, after which Maurits van Nassau, the later Prince of Orange, took possession of the city.
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.
Old maps of Dutch cities in the Blaeu, De Wit, Ortelius and Mercator atlases were made by, among others, the cartographer Jacob van Deventer.
Size: 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 marginal restorations. A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request.