"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.
Stain in top margin just barely entering plate at top.