Rare first state of Jan Pieterszoon Saenredam's ubiquitous map of Holland, bearing the date of 1589.
The map is occasionally bound in to the second volume of Die Cronycke van Hollandt, Zeelant ende Vrieslant . . . , published in Delft, by Aelbrecht Heyndricxsz.
The map is almost invariable found in later states, published after 1612. This first state is extremely rare on the market. Later states in the 17th Century were included in some editions of Guicciardini's description of the low countries.
Saenredam was a Dutch Mannerist painter, mapmaker and engraver, who is most known for his allegorocial image created from the bible and classical mythology.
His first work was a map of Holland for Gucciardini's description of the Low Countries in 1589. At about the same time, he became a student of Hendrick Goltzius in Haarlem.