5828 - 6139 PRINTS - DUTCH TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS, VIEWS
= Prins Willemspolder was a complex of polders that was created around 1650, between the Passagegeule and the "Brugsche vaart Polder". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLV.
- Sl. soiled. = The "Sluissche Gat' was a part of 'Het Zwin' near Cadzand.
Meesters, P. (19th cent.). "Profil voor het afsluiten der schorren in het Sluissche Gat (...) Peiling van het Schorre, waar op de bovenstaande dyk geplaatst wordt (...)". Two drawings on 1 leaf, pen and washed ink, 32x46,4 cm. (in total), signed "P. Meesters, infl à l'Ecluse 1827".
- Folded once; horizontal tear (±5 cm.) in right margin. = Almost identical to the first.
- Restored tear on middle-fold (strengthened on verso w. paper); a few minor foxed spots; sl. yellowed.
- Sm. tear at lower end of middle fold. = Blonk-van der Wijst 62.3.
AND 1 other, also framed: "Tabula Castelli ad Sandflitam" (handcol. engr. map publ. W. BLAEU, ±1640. Sl. foxed).
- Apparently fine (not examined outside frame).
= Blonk-van der Wijst 8.1; Guicciardini Illustratus 1.1 (without numb. "44").
- Small tear crossing lower borderline; sl. age-toned.
= Blonk-van der Wijst 23.1b (no surrounding text, verso blank); Guicciardini Illustratus 2.1 (1st state of 2, before numb. "59").
AND 3 others 17th/ 18th cent. engr. views: "Ziricksee", "Het Schutters Hof te Domburg" and "The City of Middelburgh" (handcol.).
= A fine copy of this magnificent and rare map, first published in 1683 and republished with alterations no less than seven times between 1696 and 1818, usually in editions of about 200 copies. The editions varied predominantly in the coats of arms of the changing dike-reeves but also in some editing of the map itself. For this extremely rare edition of 1734, David Coster engraved the new coats of arms; his name appaears at the bottom of the lower right-hand sheet. Donkersloot-de Vrij 766. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLVI.
- Some contemp. underlining on verso, sl. shining through; vaguely waterstained in outer left and right blank margin.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman II, 3401:2.
- A few tiny stains. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-2/2, 4964.
- Both fine. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-2/2, 4976 and 2020.
- The complete map, but without the 3 heraldic sheets. Backed w. Japanese and rolled; w. three (old) folds and some small tears along those folds; 2 other small tears in image (centre and sea area); trifle soiled/ stained and w. a few bare spots due to silverfish nibbling.
= Donkersloot-de Vrij 98. Rare and decorative "caert van dat Lant Stuck van de Zepp" (contemp. ms. annot. on verso), with 3 large cartouches, many ships, and several people on the beach.