Old Map of Overijssel, Netherlands by Visscher, 1690: Zwolle, Kampen, Hengelo, Deventer, Enschede
Old Map of Overijssel, Netherlands by Visscher, 1690: Zwolle, Kampen, Hengelo, Deventer, Enschede
Old Map of Overijssel, Netherlands by Visscher, 1690: Zwolle, Kampen, Hengelo, Deventer, Enschede
Old Map of Overijssel, Netherlands by Visscher, 1690: Zwolle, Kampen, Hengelo, Deventer, Enschede

Old Map of Overijssel, Netherlands by Visscher, 1690: Zwolle, Kampen, Hengelo, Deventer, Enschede

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Delve into the rich history and exquisite cartography of the 'Transisalania Provincia : Vulgo Over-yssel', a detailed map crafted by the renowned mapmaker Nicolaes Visscher II in 1690. The map, whose title translates to 'The Province of Transisalania: Commonly Known as Overijssel', presents a comprehensive portrayal of Overijssel, a province in the larger modern-day area of the Netherlands. Each city, town, and landmark is meticulously depicted, offering a glimpse into the historical landscape of the region.

The map prominently features the cities of Zwolle, Kampen, Hengelo, Deventer, and Enschede. Each city is represented with remarkable precision, their locations and surrounding topography accurately illustrated. Beyond the cities, the map also showcases administrative boundaries, roads, waterways, forests, lakes, and landmarks, providing a comprehensive overview of the province's geographical and political divisions.

In addition to its geographical detail, the map is also a work of art. It is hand-colored in outline and includes decorative cartouches, a coat of arms, a compass rose, and rhumb lines. The relief of the land is shown pictorially, adding a layer of depth and dimension to the map. The inclusion of these artistic elements elevates the map beyond a simple geographical tool, transforming it into a piece of historical artwork.

The 'Transisalania Provincia : Vulgo Over-yssel' map is not just a historical document, but a testament to the skill and artistry of Nicolaes Visscher II and the mapmaking traditions of the Dutch Golden Age. It offers a unique perspective on the history and geography of Overijssel, making it a captivating addition to any collection. Whether you're a historian, a cartographer, or simply a lover of beautiful maps, this piece is sure to inspire and intrigue.

Some of the significant locations shown on this map:

Overijssel - Zwolle - Known as Suolle in 1040, it was granted city rights by Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1230. It was a major trading city due to its location on several waterways. - Kampen - A significant Hanseatic city on the lower reaches of the River IJssel. - Deventer - Known as Daventria in the Roman era, it's one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. - Almelo - Founded in the Middle Ages, it was an important centre for the textile industry. - Hengelo - Established as a small village in the 14th century, it was known for its production of clocks and other precision instruments. - Enschede - Founded around 1300, it was a small farming community until the 18th century. - Hardenberg - Known as Herdeberch in the 11th century, it was a strategic location due to its proximity to the German border. - Ommen - Received city rights in 1248, it was a central location for the surrounding agricultural region. - Oldenzaal - Known as Aldenzal in the Middle Ages, it was a member of the Hanseatic League. - Steenwijk - Received city rights in 1327, it was a fortified city in the province. - Vollenhove - Known as Fulnaho in the 9th century, it was a fishing village that received city rights in 1354. - Rijssen - Known as Risne in the 12th century, it was a small farming community. - Goor - Known as Gorye in the 14th century, it was a village centred around a manor. - Delden - Known as De Letha in the 11th century, it was a small village with a significant church. - Hasselt - Received city rights in 1252, it was a member of the Hanseatic League. - Genemuiden - Known as Ghenemuide in the 14th century, it was a fishing village that received city rights in 1275. - Gramsbergen - Known as Gramesberghe in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Bloemendaal - Known as Blomendal in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Borne - Known as Bornerbroek in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Balkbrug - Known as Balckebrugge in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Diepenveen - Known as Diepenvene in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Den Ham - Known as Den Hamme in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Bergentheim - Known as Bergentheem in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Hellendoorn - Known as Hellendorn in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Dalfsen - Known as Dalfsene in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Blokzijl - Known as Blocsile in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Lemelerveld - Known as Lemelervelt in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Luttenberg - Known as Luttenberge in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Mariënberg - Known as Marienberghe in the 14th century, it was a small farming community. - Nijverdal - Known as Nijverdal in the 14th century, it was a small farming community.

Notable natural phenomena and boundaries include: - The River IJssel, a branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. - The Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park, a hilly area located in the Dutch province of Overijssel. - The Vechte River, a northeast-flowing right tributary of the River IJssel. - The Weerribben-Wieden National Park, the largest fen in northwestern Europe. - The border with the Dutch province of Gelderland to the south.

Historical events between 1600 and 1690 include: - The Eighty Years' War (1568–1648), during which Overijssel was often a battleground between the Dutch and the Spanish. - The Treaty of Münster in 1648, which ended the Eighty Years' War and recognised the independence of the Dutch Republic. - The Franco-Dutch War (1672–1678), during which Overijssel was invaded by France.

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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.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

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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.

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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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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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