Map of the Week: Minute Map of Bredevoort, 1832

When the cadastral administration was introduced in 1832, maps were made of the entire country. Each municipality was divided into sections. All the plots in a section were mapped in one or more sheets. The map we see today is for Bredevoort, a fortified town in Gelderland. You can find the minute maps for the whole country at the Cultural Heritage Service website or you can read more about cadastral overview maps and minute maps.

Bredevoort, minute map section B sheet 1, 1832. Credits: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, object MIN05028B01

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