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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room's decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

This is a beautiful 1747 map of Holland or the Netherlands by the British cartographer Emanuel Bowen. Essentially two maps on a single sheet, the top map depicts all of modern day Netherlands along with the northern parts of Belgium. Several towns, cities, rivers, lakes, roads and a host of additional topographical features are noted throughout, with mountains beautifully rendered in profile. The bottom map depicts the North Sea with the eastern coast of England and the western coast of Belgium and the Netherlands.

The region at the time this map was made was known as the 'Republic of the Seven United Provinces.' Officially recognized in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, the Republic of the United Provinces lasted until 1794, when Napoleonic forces invaded and set up a new French client state, the Batavian Republic. After Napoleon's fall in 1815, the Congress of Vienna united these provinces with the Low Countries to the south to form the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands, with the world's first stock exchange, is considered to be the birthplace of the modern capitalist economy.

The lower map features a nautical chart of the eastern coast of England and the western coast of the Netherlands and Belgium. This chart notes coastal cities, shoals and islands. Rhumb lines and soundings are present throughout.

A beautiful title cartouche adorns the top left quadrant of the map, illustrating a scene with a man and woman in traditional outfits. This map was prepares by Emanuel Bowen as plate no. 14 for the 1747 issue of A Complete System of Geography.

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