Attractive early 19th-century original copperplate engraving of the Netherlands, including the northern part of the state of Weser-Ems in Germany. This map is based on the original surveys by Adolf Stieler and updated from the observations of Fr. W. Streit.
In 1808, Holland was known as the "Kingdom of Holland" a client state of the French Empire, with Louis Bonaparte - Napoleon's third brother - acting as monarch.
The map includes numerous detail on land and at sea, showing regions, towns, geographical features, sandbars, and much more. A block of text in the upper left corner of the map describes the eleven departments of the Netherlands, describing their size, population, and capitals. This level of geographical detail is typical for early 19th-century German cartography, which prided itself on refining previous geographical work and submitting it to scientific rigor.