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Auction 91, Lot 3

"De Bello Belgico",

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Black & White

3.2 x 5.7 inches
8.1 x 14.5 cm

The famous Leo Belgicus, or Lion of Belgium, title page depicting a map of Belgium and Holland in the form of a lion. This version of the Leo Belgicus is based on the original Aitsinger form with the lion standing facing right with the right paw raised and holding a shield. Ref: Tooley (MCC) #25. Great impression and lovely later color.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $475

Closed on 6/14/2000