Map of Maastricht
Engraved and published by Frederik de Wit (1630--1706)
40,5 x 50,5 cm
In excellent condition
Traiectum ad Mosam Vulgo Maestricht
Rare large map with coat of arms of the city and the emblem of the Prince Bishop of Liège
In the bottom left corner, a cartouche with the name of the publication, the city and of the name of the publisher Frederik de Wit.
Frederik de Wit hardly ever mentioned year and date of the publication. This map has probably been published ca 1695.
The map is in excellent condition.
Frederik de Wit (1630-1706)
Engraver and printer Frederik de With published his maps in atlasses and books. In a later period, around 1695, he published also books with maps of cities.
This map of Maastricht has been published in the publication: Theatrum Ichnographicum Omnium et praecipuorum oppidorum Belgicarum XVII Provinciarum peraccurate delineatarum, Amsterdam.
Maastricht – Traiectum ad Mosam Vulgo Maestricht.
Historical city of Maastricht
The important strategic location of Maastricht resulted in the construction of an impressive array of fortifications around the city during this period. The Spanish and Dutch garrisons became an important factor in the city’s economy. In 1579 the city was sacked by the Spanish army led by the Duke of Parma (sige of Maastricht of 1579). For over fifty years the Spanish crown took over the role previously held by the dukes of Brabant in the joint sovereignty over Maastricht. In 1632 the city was conquered by PrinceFrederik Hendrik of Orange and the Dutch States General replaced the Spanish crown in the joint government of Maastricht.
Since the Treaty of London in 1839 Maastricht became definitively a Dutch town. Today, it is the thriving Dutch (economic and educational) city in the South East of the country.
Bron: Carta Historica