GEM: Atlas De Wit

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Always wanted to know what the world of Hooft, Huygens, Vondel or Revius looked like? This Atlas De Wit will give some perspective.
Cartographer Frederick De Wit made in the seventeenth century 158 prints of towns of the Northern and Southern Netherlands, like Amsterdam and The Hague, Leiden and Deventer, Antwerp and Ghent, but also of Muiden, Diksmuide and Kamerijk and many more, and collected these prints in his Theatrum ichnographicum omnium urbium.
In 2012 Lannoo published in cooperation with the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague a facsimile edition of this Atlas De Wit, which sold out in very short time. Luckily, a new edition will arrive in October 2013.
In the meantime, you can skim digitally through the Atlas on this website.

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