"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Low Countries
Period: 1652 (circa)
Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 15 inches
47.8 x 38.1 cm
A fine map of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. The map is decorated with a title cartouche flanked by tribesmen, a distance scale surrounded by cherubs, and three ships sailing in the North Sea, which is further embellished with a fine compass rose and rhumb lines. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius, with his imprint in the bottom right corner.
Wide original margins with a few spot not affecting the map. There is some minor creasing along the centerfold.