"Picardiae Belgicae regionis descriptio",
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.2 x 13 inches
51.3 x 33 cm
Superb example of the decorative style of Ortelius and filled with detail of the countryside along the Somme River. Includes Abbeville, Amiens, Saint Quentin and La Fere (which was obviously a more important city in the sixteenth century than today). Two large and elaborate strapwork cartouches. Based on a map by Jean Surhon. This issue was published in a Latin edition from 1595. Tiny bit of soil on fold, still very fine.