1570: The map of Thomas Witteroos

In 1570 Thomas Witteroos makes a map of the Moft, the huge wood on the Hills between Wageningen, Ede and Renkum. The valley of Renkum is at the edge of this map. The north is right (the stream flows from north to south).

Kaart uit 1570 van het Moftbos
De Moft in 1570, Witteroos, GA 0012 1403-0001

1631: The first copy by Nicolaes van Geelkercken

Nicolaes van Geelkercken has drawn two copies of the bottom edge of the map of Thomas Witteroos. His maps form part in a process about the heather fields of Renkum. These maps are just copies without checking in the field whether things had been changed since 61 years.

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1635: The second copy

For one reason or another someone made a few years later another copy of the map of Witteroos. For sure this one has not been made by Nicolaes, because it resembles his work not at all.

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1657: The map of Isaac van Geelkercken

Renkumse Beek in 1657, Van Geelkercken
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On the map of Isaac, north is left. Isaac only depicts the northern part of the valley, starting halfway the other maps. It is nowadays the valley between Quadenoord and the Railway. The bends in the stream are nowadays exactly the same: proof that it is an artificial stream, made to supply the Watermill of Quadenoord.

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