Auction 123, Lot 509

"Secunda Pars Brabantiae cuius Urbs Primaria Bruxellae", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 16.4 inches
52.6 x 41.7 cm

A handsome map of the region focused on Brussels, drawn by Michael Floris van Langren, the mathematician and astronomer to the King of Spain. The map is oriented with north to the right and includes the cities of Mechelen, Leuven and Ninove, as well as the surrounding forests, villages, roads and canals. Nicely decorated with title cartouche, coat of arms, scale of miles, compass rose and four pudgy cherubs. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: B

A nice impression on a sheet with slightly oxidized original color. There is some minor irregular toning and a little color offsetting, still a very attractive map. Lower centerfold reinforced with paper on the verso.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/20/2008