Old Map of Electorate of Brandenburg by Visscher, 1690: Berlin, Stralsund, Rostock, Szczecin, Magdeburg
Old Map of Electorate of Brandenburg by Visscher, 1690: Berlin, Stralsund, Rostock, Szczecin, Magdeburg
Old Map of Electorate of Brandenburg by Visscher, 1690: Berlin, Stralsund, Rostock, Szczecin, Magdeburg
Old Map of Electorate of Brandenburg by Visscher, 1690: Berlin, Stralsund, Rostock, Szczecin, Magdeburg

Old Map of Electorate of Brandenburg by Visscher, 1690: Berlin, Stralsund, Rostock, Szczecin, Magdeburg

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This magnificent map, titled 'Electoratus Brandenburgi, Mekelenburgi, Et maximae Partis Pomeraniae novissima Tabula', is a testament to the cartographic mastery of Nicolaes Visscher II, a renowned mapmaker from the Dutch Golden Age. Translated into English, the title reads 'The most recent map of the Electorate of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg, and the greater part of Pomerania'. This intricate piece of history offers a detailed view of the political and geographical landscape of the late 17th century, specifically focusing on the Electorate of Brandenburg, a significant historical region in modern-day Germany.

The map beautifully highlights five key cities: Berlin, Stralsund, Rostock, Szczecin, and Magdeburg. Each city, with its own rich history and cultural significance, is intricately depicted, reflecting the meticulous craftsmanship of Visscher. Berlin, the bustling capital of Brandenburg, is prominently featured, while Stralsund and Rostock, two major Hanseatic cities of the time, are also showcased. Szczecin, a significant port city on the Oder River, and Magdeburg, a key medieval center of trade, complete the quintet of cities.

Beyond these cities, the map also provides an overview of the political divisions within the Electorate of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg, and the greater part of Pomerania. The borders and territories are clearly demarcated, offering a fascinating insight into the political climate of the era. This map serves as a window into the past, allowing the viewer to understand the complexities of regional politics during a time of great change and development in Europe.

Finally, this map is not just a representation of political boundaries and cities. It is a work of art that reflects the aesthetic sensibilities of the Dutch Golden Age. The detailed etchings, the ornate cartouche, and the meticulous attention to detail all contribute to the map's aesthetic appeal. This map is more than just a geographical tool; it is a piece of history, a work of art, and a testament to the cartographic skills of Nicolaes Visscher II. This piece would make a splendid addition to any collection, or a thoughtful gift for any lover of history or cartography.

Some of the significant locations shown on this map:

Electorate of Brandenburg

  1. Berlin - Known as the capital of Brandenburg and today's Germany, it was a bustling city even in the 17th century.
  2. Potsdam - A city known for its historical architecture and palaces.
  3. Frankfurt (Oder) - A city on the Oder River, known for the Viadrina University, founded in 1506.
  4. Cottbus - Known for its rich history in the textile industry.
  5. Brandenburg an der Havel - A key medieval center of trade, known as the birthplace of the Brandenburg state.


  1. Rostock - One of the major Hanseatic cities of the time.
  2. Schwerin - Known for the Schwerin Castle, which is situated on an island in the city's main lake.
  3. Wismar - A historic port and Hanseatic League town.
  4. Güstrow - Known for the Güstrow Palace, a renaissance palace.
  5. Stralsund - A significant city in the Hanseatic League.


  1. Szczecin - A significant port city on the Oder River, known as Stettin in German.
  2. Gdańsk - Known as Danzig in German, it was a major Baltic seaport and shipbuilding center.
  3. Gdynia - A historic fishing village that has grown into a major seaport.
  4. Słupsk - Known for its old town, with many renaissance buildings.
  5. Koszalin - Known for its beautiful coastline and as a center for local administration.

In addition to these settlements, there are also notable boundaries and natural phenomena:

  1. Oder River - A major river in Central Europe, it forms a large part of the western border of Poland.
  2. Elbe River - One of the major rivers of Central Europe, it runs through several countries including Germany and the Czech Republic.
  3. Harz National Park - Located within the Harz mountain range, it's known for its diverse flora and fauna.
  4. Baltic Sea - A mediterranean sea of the Atlantic Ocean, it provides a crucial waterway for trade and travel.
  5. Rügen Island - The largest island in Germany, known for its beaches and white chalk cliffs.

Notable historical events in this region between 1600 and 1690 include:

  1. Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) - A devastating war that led to significant changes in the political landscape of Central Europe.
  2. The Peace of Westphalia (1648) - The series of treaties that ended the Thirty Years' War, leading to a reshaping of political boundaries.
  3. The Great Elector (1640-1688) - The reign of Frederick William, who transformed Brandenburg into a prosperous and influential state.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm), 40x50in (102x127cm), 48x60in (122x153cm) and 56x70in (142x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90in (229cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

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If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my collection of the best old maps of Europe and European cities to see if something else catches your eye.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

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If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

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