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Old Dutch Netherlands: if place names would never change and we still used the first spelling


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  • Width: 575 millimeters
  • Height: 594 millimeters

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Poster on high-quality 135g wood-free satin mc paper, 594x575mm (other size possible on request)

Language is constantly in motion. New words are introduced, old ones fall into disuse, and what is considered the correct spelling at one moment is suddenly completely archaic half a century later. This is no different for place names. Nijmegen was not always Nijmegen. The city wore out quite a few place name signs before it came to its current name; Ulpia Noviomagi, Nouimagi, Niumaga, Neomage, Nimagna, Numegen, Nymegen...

But what if we completely ignored that natural process? If the first term used for a place is carved in stone, recorded in a notarial deed, credited into the Constitution, and shouted from the rooftops as the only, eternal, unchanging name? Then you get a card like this.

Own design, source for the names: Berkel, G. van & Samplonius, K. (2006) Dutch place names: origin and history. Utrecht: Prisma.


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66 reviews

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What a very nice poster! Super interesting to see which place names have changed over time or have remained the same. Delivered quickly and of good quality. We are very happy with it!

Karin Jan 20, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful map! My husband loves maps and was very happy to see this. It is very nice to read the names of cities in Old Dutch!

secretriver87 Feb 6, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely lovely! Quick shipping and great quality :)

Evelien May 7, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful poster, arrived quick & neat. Great quality print, good read, great birthdaygift!

Annemieke Binnendijk Jan 2, 2022

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