"Descriptio Agri Frisii Antiqui…", Alting, Mensone
Period: 1725 (circa)
Publication: Descriptio Frisiae
Color: Hand Color
16.5 x 13 inches
41.9 x 33 cm
This nicely detailed map depicts southern Holland in ancient times. It shows the course of the Rhine, Waal and Bergsche Rivers to the North Sea. Beautifully engraved with a large cartouche featuring a battle scene and the two Frisian leaders, Verritus and Malorix. Mensone Alting was the burgomeister of Groningen and the author of 'Descriptio Frisiae', the first history of the Netherlands.
There is some faint foxing, else very good.