The northwest coast of Holland is made up of a series of islands with a complex network of channels that run between the various sand banks. This chart survey was undertaken before the Zuiderzee Works project commenced. It was a precarious time in the Netherlands’ history. The country’s low-lying land meant that it frequently fell victim to the ravages of the North Sea pounding its coast and causing widespread flooding and huge loss of life. The Zuiderzee Works are a man-made system of dams, land reclamation and water drainage works designed to protect against flooding from the North Sea. The project closed off the Zuiderzee and turned it into a lake. The Zuiderzee Works are now considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
This is a large chart, measuring 950x700mm. 8 layers of 3d work are used to create the piece. It is mounted on a gold background and has a black mount and frame combination. It is finished with surround lighting built into the frame.
- Location: Zuiderzee, Netherlands
- Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, classic B&W
- Surround lighting: Yes
- Frame: Black, 950*750mm