"Ducatus Limburgum Auctore Aegidio Martini", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1642 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Black & White
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
Decorative map of Belgium that is centered roughly on the Meuse River as it flows through the fortified cities of Hoy, Liege, and Maastricht. Fully engraved to show mountains, rivers, forests, cities, and villages, it extends to include Limbourg, Dalen, Tudder and, for our racing fans, Spa is at the extreme southern extent. The beautiful title cartouche is ornamented with a coat of arms and two putti. A second cartouche features two finely dressed men with dividers above a distance scale. Dutch text on verso.
Nice impression on a full sheet of thick hand laid paper with wide margins. A few edge stains in margin well away from map. Short marginal split repaired on verso, a trace of surface soiling, still very good.