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Arend van Slichtenhorst (1616-1657)

Arend van Slichtenhorst (1616-1657)



Map and Birds Eye View

Original antique copper engraving


25 x 35 cm


1654, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Published by Jacob van Biesen

Book: Gelderse histories, by Arend van Slichthorst printed by Jacob van Biesen, Arnhem 1654.



  • The artist

    Arend van Schtenhorst was born in Nijkerk, where he also passed away. He studied in Harderwijk, Franeker and probaby in Leiden. Afterwards he traveled in France. When he returned he went to Arnhem and where he practiced as a lawyer.

    But mainly he was a historian researcher. His famous topographical maps of cities mostly also have a bird eye's view. Like the one in our collection of the city of Nijmegen.

    Van Schtenhorst also was a poet, however not many of his poems are left.

  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

    The website of the Rijksmusem has published the tiotle of the book of 'Gelderse Geschiedeniisen', history of Gelderland, by Pontanus. 

    Arend van Schtenhorst translated, researched and edited a great part of the book. His name is mentioned on the title page, as well as the name of the publisher Jacob van Biesen.


    Website Rijksmuseum, Arend van Slampenhorst.

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