"Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Low Countries
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
20 x 15 inches
50.8 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. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #58.
Watermarked paper with wide original margins and all edges gilt. There is light toning along centerfold and damp stains in the bottom half of the map.