The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

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First Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link


"Kleve, traditionally known in English as Cleves, Clèves in French, Kleef in Dutch, is a city in the northwest of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, near the Dutch border and the River Rhine....Medieval Kleve grew together from four parts — the Castle Schwanenburg, the village below the castle, the first city of Kleve on the Heideberg Hill, and the Neustadt ("New City") from the 14th century....In 1647 Johann Moritz von Nassau-Siegen retained administrative control over the city. He approved a renovation of the Schwanenburg in the baroque style and commissioned the construction of extensive gardens that greatly influenced European landscape designs of the 17th century...."

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