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Auction 97, Lot 7

"De Bello Belgico", Strada, Famiamo, S.J.

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1648 (published)


Color: Hand Color

2.7 x 4.9 inches
6.9 x 12.4 cm

The smallest of the famous Leo Belgicus, or Lion of Belgium, title pages. The map of Belgium and Holland in presented 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 paw raised and holding a shield. The cartouche below reads "Famiani Stradae Romani e societate Jesu Decas Secunda".

References: Tooley (MCC-7) #31.

Condition: B

Stain in top margin just barely entering plate at top.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/5/2001