Historical

The Map: Poltava, 1709

By Kate Wiles

An early 18th century map produced by Anna van Westerstee Beeck. As exploration opened up the world in the 16th and 17th centuries, cartography became a lucrative industry in the Low Countries, controlled by a core group of families. Many women worked in these ateliers, particularly in colouring and painting.Anna van Westerstee Beeck (c.1697-1717) was one such [...]
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