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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.50
Object Name Map
Description "Slooten - Ylst - Worcum - Hinloopen," Amsterdam, 1649, hand-colored engraving, map by Joan Blaeu

This map contains aerial views of Sloten, Ijlst, and Workum, and a profile view of Hindeloopen-four cities in Friesland, a province in northwest Netherlands. Sloten is a heavily fortified city; the other three are shown built around the main river on a series of canals. Each view is titled within a furled banner and bears the arms of the city.
Title Slooten - Ylst - Worcum - Hinloopen
Date 1649
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Joan
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20 W-25.375 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Netherlands
Friesland
Sloten
Ijlst
Workum
Hindeloopen