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Ottens-- Reinier and Joshua
Het Gooi - Reinier and Josua Ottens, 1725-1734.
FAMOUS MAP OF HET GOOI"Nieuwe kaart van Gooilandt" {new map of the Gooi area], kopergravure vervaardigd door H. Post, uitgegeven tussen 1725 en 1734 door Reinier en Joshua Ottens later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 52 x 81 cm.This detailed map of Het Gooi (the area around Hilversum in the southeastern corner of the province of North Holland) is dedicated to Hendrik Bicker, one of the city councillors of Amsterdam and owner of a manor house in 's Graveland. It was most likely Mr Bicker that had this map made. His coat of arms is depicted (of course), in the lower right. In 1725 Bicker had a round stone placed on the Tafelberg near Blaricum, signposting the surrounding settlements and a compass rose. This compass rose is also on the map.The data for the creation of the map is mainly derived from maps that came on the market in 1709 and in 1723, but on the smaller scale. Now on a larger scale and because of the separate inset of the 'Maatlanden' (grasslands), the map became more suitable as wall decoration, rather than for practical use. New was the mention of village of 's Graveland with the country houses and the names of the main residents. Bicker proudly had his name and title 'Fiscael' printed in the floor plan of his lot. This was a wonderful present he could give to his friends and business relations.The left of the map shows a legend that states the size of the grounds (who's showing off here?) of the so-called erfgooiers (residents who had the right of use and the right to administer the arable land in Het Gooi). The map was less accurate than the earlier maps, but due t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE [Netherlands]
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