"Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Low Countries
Period: 1592 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 15 inches
51.1 x 38.1 cm
This highly decorative map of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is presented in an oval strapwork border with the cardinal directions enclosed in roundels in the corners. The map is filled with detail of the rivers, villages and towns, forest and marshes. Putti hold the title cartouche aloft with ships and a sea monster embellishing the North Sea. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #58.
Original color on watermarked paper with very light toning and soiling. There are professional repairs to several centerfold separations, a few tiny worm holes at center of map, and a couple of short tears in border at left. Professionally remargined at left.