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1695. La Ville de Namur avec son Chateau et autres Fortifications | De sterke Stadt Namen met syn Casteel en Andere Fortificatien

  • La Ville de Namur avec son Chateau et autres Fortifications |  De sterke Stadt Namen met syn Casteel en Andere Fortificatien

La Ville de Namur avec son Chateau et autres Fortifications | De sterke Stadt Namen met syn Casteel en Andere Fortificatien information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 14644x12277 px
Disk Size: 
 33.9431MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  203.39 х 170.51
Printing at 150 dpi 
 97.63 х 81.85
Printing at 300 dpi 
 48.81 х 40.92

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La Ville de Namur avec son Chateau et autres Fortifications |  De sterke Stadt Namen met syn Casteel en Andere Fortificatien

Rare early battle plan of Namur by Frederick De Wit, engraved by Josua Ottens.

The map focuses on the town fortifications and also includes details of the town plan, upper and lower town and environs. The primary town gates for each of the roads are shown.

The plan would be re-issued by Covens & Mortier.

De Wit (1629 ca.-1706) was a mapmaker and mapseller who was born in Gouda but who worked and died in Amsterdam. He moved to the city in 1648, where he opened a printing operation under the name of The Three Crabs; later, he changed the name of his shop to The White Chart. From the 1660s onward, he published atlases with a variety of maps; he is best known for these atlases and his Dutch town maps. After Frederik’s death in 1706, his wife Maria ran the shop for four years before selling it. Their son, Franciscus, was a stockfish merchant and had no interest in the map shop. At the auction to liquidate the de Wit stock, most of the plates went to Pieter Mortier, whose firm eventually became Covens & Mortier, one of the biggest cartography houses of the eighteenth century.


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Year of creation:
Size:
14644x12277 px
Disk:
33.9431MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Frederick De Wit.
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