Map of the Week: Texel, circa 1645

In this new series we will look at a different map every week. We kick off the series with a beautiful manuscript map of the island of Texel from 1645.  Many ships departing to New Netherland or other Dutch colonies would lie on the roads of Texel to take in fresh water and wait for favorable winds before crossing the ocean.

Map of Texel, 1645

Map of the island of Texel and Eierland, by Johan van Teylingen, circa 1645, after an original by Adriaan Metius.
Credits: call no. 2665A, Record Group 4.VTH, Nationaal Archief, The Hague (public domain)

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. The map of the Island of Texel and Elerland is beautiful. Thank you for posting this, Yvette.

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