"Belgicarum Provinciarum Nova Descriptio", Guicciardini, Lodovico
Subject: Low Countries
Period: 1625 (published)
Publication: Omnium Belgii, sive Inferioris Germaniae Regionum Descriptio
Color: Hand Color
13 x 9.6 inches
33 x 24.4 cm
This detailed map shows the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and portions of Germany and France. It is teeming with towns and cities, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Luxembourg City, Cologne, and Dusseldorf. A large compass rose orienting north to the top right, a ship, and two sea monsters fill the North Sea. There are three cartouches, with the title cartouche featuring coats of arms of various regions. This map appeared in Luigi (Lodovico) Guicciardini's Omnium Belgii, sive Inferioris Germaniae Regionum Descriptio, which was published by Willem Blaeu.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.GUIC-3b #1b.
The impression is a bit weak along the centerfold at bottom, but otherwise excellent. Minor toning along the edges of the sheet.