Map of the Week – Bodegraven around the church, 1664

Sometimes, maps are created in civil lawsuits, for example in boundary disputes. I love these maps for the details they provide, not just about the location but about the people in the community.

This week we are looking at a map of Bodegraven that shows the houses around the church in 1664. The map was originally part of a law suit, but archivists in the 1800s separated all the maps from the rest of the cases to put in a map collection. That collection of Domestic Maps Hingman has a lot of manuscript maps like this.

Bodegraven map 1664

Map of a part of Bodegraven around the church, 1664. Credits: Floris Damen van Oudshoorn, call no. 4336, record group 4.VTH, Nationaal Archief, The Hague (public domain).

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