Auction 129, Lot 519

"L'Union fait la Force",

Subject: Title Pages, Belgium and Netherlands

Period: 1815 (dated)

Publication: Journal de la Belgique

Color: Hand Color

1.4 x 1.8 inches
3.6 x 4.6 cm

This tiny Leo Belgicus map is set in the masthead of the Journal de la Belgique, a French language newspaper. The map is based on the original 1538 Aitsinger form with the lion standing facing right , the right paw raised and holding a shield with the national motto: L'Union fait la force (Strength in Unity). Printed on a full sheet (9 x 10.8") of French text with an accompanying leaf.


Condition: A

There are two ink stamps in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 9/23/2009