"Flandria", Keere, Pieter Van Den
Period: 1625 (circa)
Color: Black & White
12.1 x 9 inches
30.7 x 22.9 cm
The decorative elements on this map of Belgium are particularly well engraved. An intricate compass rose and sailing ships fill the sea and a bold strapwork title cartouche balances the composition. The map itself includes detailed information including rivers, bridges, dikes, cities, villages, windmills, marshes, forests, and monasteries. Van den Keere's Latinized name is below the distance scale.
Minor toning throughout. Brilliant impression and wide margins.