Belgian Ath, Called Aeth and Ath in French / F. de Witt


This map, showing the fortifications surrounding the city of Ath, is the work of Frederik de Wit (1630-1706), the founder of a dynasty of three generations of Dutch map publishers, all named Frederik. The de Wit firm produced many kinds of maps, but specialized in maps of cities and atlases of city maps. Located in present-day Hainaut province in French-speaking Belgium, Ath was conquered by the French under Louis XIV in 1667. The French later constructed massive fortifications around the city.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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Athum belgicé Aeth et Ath Gallicé dictum / F. de Witt

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1 map ; 25 x 29 centimeters

Last updated: September 25, 2015