"Belgii Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: The Netherlands & Belgium
Period: 1594 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.2 x 15 inches
48.8 x 38.1 cm
A beautiful map of this historic region with many ancient place names based on classical sources, most notably Caesar. The map is richly engraved with forests, rivers and cities and adorned with four bold cartouches and a unique compass rose. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #198.
Sharp impression and superb old color. Slight toning along centerfold and light foxing in margins.