"Belgica in Provincias Quatuor, et Populos Viginti, aut Circiter Distincta: et in ea Romania Itineraria ex Tabula Peutingeriana...", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1659 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.4 x 16.3 inches
49.3 x 41.4 cm
This map shows the Roman Empire in present-day Belgium and is filled with ancient place names. Political boundaries, cities, imperial roads, and the extensive river system are well defined, based on the Peutinger Table. Adorned with a decorative cartouche featuring a pair of cherubs. Dated 1659 but published in 1667.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON VI .
A crisp impression with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche on a bright sheet with a large coat of arms watermark. There is a bit of offsetting at right and some minor extraneous creasing along the centerfold.