by Joan Blaeu


Date of first edition: 1649

Date of this map: 1649

Dimensions (not including margins): 15 x 22,5 cm

Condition: Very good. Old colour. Strong print and clear image.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: text in Dutch (about Vlaardingen)

From: Toonneel der Steden van ‘s Konings Nederlanden, Met hare Beschrijvingen, (…) (Stedeboeck)

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Delfshaven and Rotterdam

Up until the sixteenth century, Rotterdam was but a minor fishing harbor; Dordrecht (q.v.) was still the chief port of the graafschap of Holland. Between 1340 and  1348, Rottedam improved its connections to the inland reaches of the Rotte and Schie rivers by building a canal linking it to Overschie. This speeded the transport of raw wool for the draperies at ‘s-Gravenhage (q.v.) and Leiden (q.v.) to the advantage of Rotterdam as entrepôt. In 1389, Delft, to the northeast, built a small port at nearby Delfshaven, which is now part of Rotterdam. Rotterdam prospered still further when the harbor at Delfshaven began to silt up. By 1600, Rotterdam was the foremost port of Holland

Today, the port of Delfshaven is only used as a marina:


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