Old Map of Baden-Württemberg by Willem Blaeu, 1635: Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, and Ulm, with the Neckar River, Lake Constance, and Black Forest
Old Map of Baden-Württemberg by Willem Blaeu, 1635: Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, and Ulm, with the Neckar River, Lake Constance, and Black Forest

Old Map of Baden-Württemberg by Willem Blaeu, 1635: Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, and Ulm, with the Neckar River, Lake Constance, and Black Forest

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Step back in time and explore the rich history of the Stuttgart region with this meticulously crafted Old Map of Wirtenberg Ducatus by the renowned cartographer Willem Blaeu. Dating back to the year 1635, this exquisite piece captures the essence of the region during the 17th century, offering a captivating glimpse into the past. Featuring Stuttgart at its center, this map showcases a radius of 75km, highlighting the region's impressive array of towns, cities, and settlements. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of this area, marvel at its notable landmarks, and relish in the opportunity to own a piece of history.

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  • Stuttgart (Stuttgart): Take center stage in this extraordinary map, Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the region. Known for its thriving automotive industry, cultural heritage, and stunning architectural landmarks, such as the iconic Mercedes-Benz Museum and the grandiose Stuttgart Palace, this vibrant city combines the past and the present seamlessly.
  • Ulm (Ulm): Situated on the banks of the Danube River, Ulm is a city with a rich historical background. Notable for its awe-inspiring Ulm Minster, which boasts the world's tallest church tower, this city played a significant role during the 17th century. The region surrounding Ulm witnessed numerous conflicts and sieges as a result of the Thirty Years' War, making it an intriguing destination for history enthusiasts.
  • Esslingen am Neckar (Eßlingen): A picturesque town with a captivating medieval atmosphere, Esslingen am Neckar is a true gem in the region. Admire its well-preserved half-timbered houses, visit the majestic Esslingen Castle, and wander through the charming narrow streets of the Altstadt (Old Town). This historic town offers a glimpse into the region's rich heritage.
  • Reutlingen (Rewtlingen): Known for its textile industry during the Middle Ages, Reutlingen boasts a fascinating history. Stroll through the enchanting Marktplatz (Market Square), admire the impressive Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church), and explore the remnants of the medieval city walls. This thriving city seamlessly blends tradition and modernity.
  • Tübingen (Tubinga): Home to one of Germany's oldest universities, Tübingen is a vibrant town renowned for its academic atmosphere and idyllic setting along the Neckar River. Wander through the charming Altstadt, explore the magnificent Hohentübingen Castle, and soak in the beauty of the city's botanical gardens. Tübingen's historical significance and natural splendor make it a must-visit destination.

Other notable settlements within the area:

  • Göppingen (Göppingen)
  • Heilbronn (Heilbronn)
  • Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg)
  • Nürtingen (Nürtingen)
  • Böblingen (Böblingen)
  • Schwäbisch Gmünd (Gmünd)
  • Aalen (Aalen)
  • Schorndorf (Schorndorf)
  • Geislingen an der Steige (Geislingen)
  • Kirchheim unter Teck (Kirchheim)
  • Leinfelden-Echterdingen (Leinfelden-Echterdingen)
  • Balingen (Balingen)
  • Sindelfingen (Sindelfingen)
  • Weil der Stadt (Weil der Stadt)
  • Waiblingen (Waiblingen)
  • Leonberg (Leonberg)
  • Rottenburg am Neckar (Rottenburg)
  • Metzingen (Metzingen)
  • Backnang (Backnang)
  • Eppingen (Eppingen)
  • Herrenberg (Herrenberg)

Notable Natural Phenomena:

  • Swabian Alb: A stunning mountain range with breathtaking landscapes, picturesque valleys, and impressive rock formations, offering endless opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration.
  • Neckar River: Flowing through the region, the Neckar River provides scenic beauty, with charming riverside towns and picturesque landscapes.
  • Fils Valley: Nestled between rolling hills, the Fils Valley offers picturesque views and is a popular destination for hiking and nature enthusiasts.

Historical Events in the 17th Century:

The 17th century witnessed significant historical events in the Stuttgart region, including:

  • Thirty Years' War (1618-1648): The region experienced the devastating impact of this prolonged conflict, with sieges, battles, and shifting alliances that shaped the political and social landscape of the time.
  • Swabian Peasant War (1524-1525): Although the Swabian Peasant War predates the 17th century, its effects reverberated throughout the region, challenging feudal authority and leading to significant social and political changes.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm), 40x50in (102x127cm), 48x60in (122x153cm) and 56x70in (142x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 70in (178cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

The fifth listing image shows an example of my map personalisation service.

Please note the unframed 24x30in (61x76cm) map has white edges around the map. These edges can help you with framing, or if you don’t need them they are very easy to snip off with scissors. All other maps, including the framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.

If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my main collection of European city, province and country maps.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

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A few different frame colours are available for free (black, brown, white, oak and antique gold). Custom framing and mounting/matting is available if you're looking for something else.

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Please note that for larger framed orders (over 40in/100cm), and some other framed sizes, the delivery time will be closer to 7-10 days.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/200gsm. It's perfect for framing.

I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.

I can also make maps on canvas, cotton rag and other exotic materials.

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If you're looking for the perfect anniversary or housewarming gift, I can personalise your map to make it truly unique. For example, I can add a short message, or highlight an important location, or add your family's coat of arms.

The options are almost infinite. Please see my map personalisation page for some wonderful examples of what's possible.

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Get in touch if you're looking for more complex customisations and personalisations.

If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.

I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 1,500 real 5-star reviews.

I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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