While in England, I spent a weekend at my sister’s place in Peckham. On the Saturday, I took the chance to travel with the 63 to Kings Cross and have a look in the maps section of the British Library. Among a number of maps showing designs for the Fens – which is what I’d really gone to see – I also came across an atlas showing the polders of Rijnland, Delfland and Schieland, made between 1611 and 1615.
I got a couple of scans done. This took a while and they were eventually emailed to me today. At a cost of £10 each, two was sadly the limit of my budget. I chose the page showing the Haarlemmermeer, just because it doesn’t exist any more: it was filled in during the 19th century. The other I chose quite at random.
- British Library catalogue: Berckenrode, Floris Balthasar van. Polder atlas containing maps of Rijnland, Delfland and Schieland (1611-15)