"Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
Period: 1592 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm
This highly decorative map of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is presented in an oval strapwork border with the cardinal directions enclosed in roundels in the corners. The map is filled with detail of the rivers, villages and towns, forest and marshes. Putti hold the title cartouche aloft with ships and a sea monster embellishing the North Sea. Latin text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #3000:31A; Van den Broecke #58.
Dark impression and original color. Remargined at left with tissue repair extending the full length of the centerfold. Small loss along centerfold from worming.