"Namurcum Comitatus Auctore Iohann Surhonio", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.7 x 16.2 inches
52.6 x 41.1 cm
A very handsome map showing the region surrounding the city of Namur based on the once secret map of Jacques Surhon (1555). The sheet is boldly decorated with a title cartouche featuring a coat of arms and four putti, an unusual compass flanked by a surveyor, and a large scale of miles cartouche. French text on verso.
Lovely original color. Small area of weakness to the left of the centerfold reinforced on the verso with archival tape. Old repair on bottom fold separation, not affecting map.