Old Map of East Friesland by Visscher, 1690: Wilhelmshaven, Emden, Aurich, Leer, Leyhörn Nature Reserve
Old Map of East Friesland by Visscher, 1690: Wilhelmshaven, Emden, Aurich, Leer, Leyhörn Nature Reserve
Old Map of East Friesland by Visscher, 1690: Wilhelmshaven, Emden, Aurich, Leer, Leyhörn Nature Reserve
Old Map of East Friesland by Visscher, 1690: Wilhelmshaven, Emden, Aurich, Leer, Leyhörn Nature Reserve

Old Map of East Friesland by Visscher, 1690: Wilhelmshaven, Emden, Aurich, Leer, Leyhörn Nature Reserve

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Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history with this meticulously detailed map, 'Typus Frisiae Orientalis. Auctore Ubbone Emmio', by Nicolaes Visscher II, a renowned mapmaker from the Dutch Golden Age. Created in 1690, this map provides a fascinating snapshot of East Friesland, a region now part of modern-day Germany.

The full name of the map translates to 'Type of East Friesland. Author Ubbo Emmius', indicating the specific regions and political divisions depicted on this map. The map showcases the grandeur of East Friesland, with its bustling cities and untouched natural reserves, offering a unique perspective into the region's past.

The map features several notable locations including Wilhelmshaven, a city known for its deep-sea port and naval base; Emden, a city of great historical significance due to its role in the Protestant Reformation; Aurich, once the residence of the East Frisian prince; and Leer, a charming town that was a key trade center in the 17th century. The map also highlights the Leyhörn Nature Reserve, a testament to the region's rich biodiversity.

The meticulous detail and historical accuracy of this map make it a must-have for history enthusiasts, map collectors, and lovers of cartography. It not only provides a geographical layout but also offers a glimpse into the political, cultural, and natural landscapes of East Friesland in the late 17th century. This map serves as a window into the past, allowing you to explore the grandeur of East Friesland from the comfort of your own home.

Some of the significant locations shown on this map:

East Friesland

  • Wilhelmshaven: A city known for its deep-sea port and naval base.
  • Emden: A city of great historical significance due to its role in the Protestant Reformation.
  • Aurich: Once the residence of the East Frisian prince.
  • Leer: A charming town that was a key trade center in the 17th century.
  • Norden: Known for its beautiful churches and the Ludgeri Church which houses a famous Arp Schnitger organ.
  • Jever: The city where the famous Jever Pilsener beer originates.
  • Wittmund: Known for its well-preserved historic town center.
  • Esens: Home to the Bensersiel, a popular seaside resort.
  • Moormerland: Named after the Moormerland region in East Frisia.
  • Wiesmoor: Known for its beautiful flower hall.
  • Uplengen: Home to Remels, its largest district with beautiful windmills.
  • Hesel: Known for the St. Martin's Church in the center of the town.
  • Rhauderfehn: Known for its Fehn culture and canals.
  • Weener: Home to the world's largest drawbridge.
  • Borkum: The largest and westernmost of the East Frisian Islands.
  • Norderney: Known for its sandy beaches and the second largest of the East Frisian Islands.
  • Juist: Known as the 'Towerland', one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands.
  • Baltrum: The smallest of the East Frisian Islands.
  • Langeoog: Known for its car-free village and one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands.
  • Spiekeroog: Known for its beautiful dunes and one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands.
  • Wangerooge: The easternmost of the East Frisian Islands.
  • Krummhörn: Known for its picturesque villages and the Campen Lighthouse, the tallest in Germany.
  • Südbrookmerland: Known for the Großes Meer, the largest inland lake in East Frisia.
  • Ihlow: Known for the Ihlow Monastery ruins.
  • Hinte: Known for the Loppersum Castle, a historic manor house.
  • Großefehn: Known for its Fehn culture and beautiful canals.
  • Brookmerland: Known for the St. Stephen's Church in the village of Engerhafe.
  • Emden: Known for the Johannes a Lasco Library, one of the most important libraries of the Calvinistic Reformation.
  • Aurich: Known for the Aurich Castle, a former residence of the East Frisian prince.
  • Leer: Known for the Leeraner Miniaturland, a model railway attraction.

Notable Natural Phenomena

  • Leyhörn Nature Reserve: A testament to the region's rich biodiversity.
  • Wadden Sea: A UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its unique ecological biodiversity.
  • Dollart Bay: A bay in the Wadden Sea between the northern Netherlands and Germany.
  • Ems River: A major river in northwestern Germany.
  • Borkum Riff: A major shipping hazard off the coast of East Frisia.

Notable Historical Events (1600-1690)

  • Thirty Years' War (1618-1648): A series of wars in Central Europe, affecting East Frisia and its political structure.
  • Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667): A conflict between England and the Dutch Republic, with naval battles near the East Frisian coast.
  • French invasion of the Dutch Republic (1672): A war where East Frisia served as a strategic location.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm), 40x50in (102x127cm), 48x60in (122x153cm) and 56x70in (142x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90in (229cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

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If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my collection of the best old maps of Europe and European cities to see if something else catches your eye.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

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I have been asked hundreds of times over the years by customers if they could buy a map that looks even older.

Well, now you can, by selecting Aged before you add a map to your basket.

All the product photos you see on this page show the map in its Original form. This is what the map looks like today.

If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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