Blaeu's Toonneel der Steden - 1652

The following maps are scanned from a facsimile publication of the Blaeu's Toonneel der Steden from 1652. The first part of the publication only contains the cities of the provinces Holland and Utrecht. You can find them in the first form on the right side of this page. The other maps come from the second part of Blaeu's Toonneel der Steden and can be viewed by choosing one with help of the second form. The third form provides the small formats of the cities of both parts of the publication. Unfortunately not all maps have yet been scanned. If a map has not yet been scanned, this is indicated by 'nys' behind the cityname.

If you chose the GIF version you will get a 640x480 image. The JPEG versions offer more detail but are rather large files and will therefor take some time to load.For a number of cities the students of the University of Groningen have written short 'histories', which is indicated behind the cityname. Some of these 'histories' are written in the Dutch language.

The maps do not all have the same size: some of the maps are printed over two pages, and sometimes four maps are printed on two pages. There is also a historical description of the places in "Toonneel der Steden". Next to the city maps are a number of pictures of 'huizen' (castles), the Courts in The Hague and a curious picture of the "Zeilwagen van Prins Maurits" (sailing cars of Prince Maurits). The publication also contains two maps of the city St. Geertruidenberg, as well as a picture of the siege by Maurits of Nassau. These maps unfortunately are not yet scanned.