Delft in 1678 - Verkolje

Johan Verkolje

View of Delft from the top of the full wall version of the Kaart Figuratief. This profile and the two churches on either side were drawn by Johan Verkolje, the same painter who did the Leeuwenhoek portraits a couple of years later.

The Waterslootse Poort in the center has a fully developed rampart. The bridge led to the Buitenwatersloot, Delft's first housing development outside the walls.

In the bottom right corner is the north end of the city lumber yard. The city walls are covered with hawthorn bushes and their nasty thorns.