Joan Blaeu - Breevoort. Brefvrtvm capta anno 1597 ab Ill.mo Principe Mavritio Exercituum Foederatae Belgicae Dvce
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[J. Blaeu] - Breevoort. Brefvrtvm capta anno 1597 ab Ill.mo Principe Mavritio Exercituum Foederatae Belgicae Dvce - [Amsterdam] - [Joan Blaeu] -  - Engraving on paper - 62 x 53 cm.
Two engraved plans [copper engravings on one page with two pages] for fortifications in (nowadays 'book city') Bredevoort, from the City Book ('Toonneel der Cities of the Vereenighde Nederlanden') by the Dutch cartographer Dr Jan (Joan) Willemsz. Blaeu (c. 1599-1673). Verso Latin text. Uncoloured.
¶ Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici B1 64 : Blaeu's city book of the Netherlands was first published a year after the peace of Munster and the Spanish recognition of the Dutch Republic. Blaeu planned his city book in two parts towards the end of the battle with Spain; one with the cities of the Republic, the other with the cities belonging to Spain. Due to a large-scale reconquest of land by the Republic, Blaeu had to transfer several cities to the part with the cities of the Republic in the second edition and as a result, this part became larger than the others; thus the composition of the atlas was linked to the struggle for independence of the Republic. A schematic representation of a military fortress like this reflects this battle.