"Pars Flandriae Orientalis; Franconatum, Insulam Cadsant Etc...", Hondius, Henricus
Subject: Western Belgium
Period: 1639 (circa)
Publication: Nouveau Theatre du Monde
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 15.6 inches
49.8 x 39.6 cm
This map focuses the area surrounding Bruges and Ghent and gives excellent detail of the roads, towns, forested areas, and river system. The largest cities are depicted as miniature bird's-eye plans to show the fortified city walls. Depth soundings, shoals, and ships fill the North Sea. French text on verso, published between 1639-49.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #3202:1A.1.
A nice impression on a lightly toned sheet with light foxing and a few short edge tears that have been closed with hinge tape on verso.