"Flandria Maximus et Pulcherrimus Europae, Comitatus…", Seutter, Matthias
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 19.5 inches
58.4 x 49.5 cm
This large copper engraved map of western Belgium extends to the northern border of France and the southern tip of the Netherlands. The map details the coastline from Grevelingen to Zeeland at de Hont oste Westerschelde, south to below Douay, and east to Brussels. Beautifully engraved and highly detailed, the map shows forests, roads and canals, hundreds of tiny villages and several fortified towns including Brussels and Antwerp. The very decorative cartouche displays the coat of arms of Belgium, Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, and Ares, the god of war.
Overall clean and bright with just a bit of printer's ink residue along centerfold at center.