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Scare map of the lower Schedlt River area, centered on the recently constructed fortifications around Zandvliet, published in Amsterdam by Claes Janszoon Visscher

The map is oriented with east at the top, showng the course the the Schedlt from Antwerp (top right corner) to the eastern part of Zeeland.

The map shows the area around Zandvliet.  Zandvliet is a Belgian town forming part of the Antwerp district of Berendrecht-Zandvliet-Lillo. The place dates back to 1135 when it was known as Santflit, meaning "a navigable passage through sand". In 1622 the Spaniard Ambrogio Spinola constructed a fortification with seven bastions around Zandvliet, to strengthen the defenses of Antwerp against the northern Netherlands. The project lasted six years and gave the town the appearance of a citadel.  


Condition Description
Old Color.