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Auction 96, Lot 5

"Novus XVII. Inferioris Germaniae Provinciarum [Leo Belgicus]", Strada, Famiamo, S.J.

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1643 (published)


Color: Hand Color

5.1 x 7.1 inches
13 x 18 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 containing the title.

References: Tooley (MCC-7) #20.

Condition: A

Close margins and folding as issued.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/12/2001