"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Subject: Belgium and The Netherlands
Period: 1624 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
Superb map of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. Graphically engraved to illustrate the forested land with a few cites and ancient place names. The map is elaborately adorned with large title, distance scale and dedication cartouches, a sailing ship, and a flirtatious scene of peasants.
Margins slightly trimmed but still very adequate. Backed with light Japanese tissue.