Delft in 1712 - Kruikius

Nicolaas Samuels Kruikius


This large map shows Delfland, which was the responsibility of the Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland, the folks who managed the water system. Nicolaas Samuels Kruikius (or Cruquius, 1678-1754) with the help of his surveyor brother Jacob, finished it in 1712. Its accuracy compares well to aerial photographs showing the same polders still divided by the same sloots today.