"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Subject: Low Countries
Period: 1624 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.2 x 14.7 inches
48.8 x 37.3 cm
Scarce and superb map of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. Graphically engraved to illustrate the forested land with a few cities and ancient place names taken from classical sources. The map is elaborately adorned with three cartouches, a sailing ship, and a flirtatious scene of peasants.
Toned on centerfold with a fold separation in the bottom margin.