"Nouvelle Carte Chorographique des Pays Bas Autrichiens…", de Bouge, J.B.
Period: 1786 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
32 x 25 inches
81.3 x 63.5 cm
This gorgeous map of Belgium is dissected into twenty-four segments, and is backed with linen. It features a very large decorative cartouche that is adorned with putti who are holding a map, and a suspended, drape-style legend listing the many details within the map. In the sea are nearly twenty finely engraved ships, and on land are hundreds place names, rivers, canals, and roads.
Apart from some light surface soil the map is extremely fine.