Nieuwe beschrijvinge van oost en west frieslant


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Publisher: Pieter van den Keere
Date Published: 1617

Description: Map. Engraving. Image measures 14.875 x 19.25". Sheet measures 17 x 23.25".

Comments: Beautifully composed map of Friesland, in the Northwestern Netherlands on the North Sea. Includes the West Frisian Islands and many nautical details such as sand banks and polders. The Frisian double lion coat of arms and the Cirksena family coat of arms, a crowned harpy, float above the islands. Dark impression with full margins some minor abrasions on the paper. No text on verso. From van den Keere's "Atlas of the Low Countries", possible separate issue for a composite atlas. David Fabricius (1654-1617) was a cartographer, noted astronomer, and pastor from Frisia. He and his son Johannes were the first to discover sun spots through their pioneering work with telescopes. This map of the region known for having the world tallest inhabitants, is one of a handful of maps that Fabricius made.

Language: Dutch
Type: Maps

Book ID: 252273

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By This Author: FABRICIUS, David
By This Publisher: Pieter van den Keere
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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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