United Provinces Netherlands Belgicarum Belgium c.1612 Blaeu map decorative
United Provinces Netherlands Belgicarum Belgium c.1612 Blaeu map decorative United Provinces Netherlands Belgicarum Belgium c.1612 Blaeu map decorative
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Belgicarum Provinciarum Nova Descripto.

(Belgian Provinces- United Provinces- Netherlands- Holland- Belgium)

Issued c.1609-1648, likely Blaeu (or Janssonius) for Guicciardini. 

Attractive early 17th century engraved map.

Decorative map with ornate compass rose oriented north to the right, sailing ship, three monsters, large strapwork title with coats of arms, distance scale bottom right, provinces list at left side middle.

See video for condition- various old paper repairs on reverse, centerfold backed, come edges and closed tear, small area of loss near bottom of centerfold area as visible.

Less than perfect example, with age flaws, still presents well visually. Priced according to condition.

Sheet measures c. 11 3/4" x 14 1/8".

Printed area measures c. 9 3/4" x 13 1/4".

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1.

Deys, Guicciardini Illustratus, Nederlanden-6-11-23.

Van der Heijden, Old maps of the Netherlands 1548-1794, 70 [dbl pg. plate pp. 324-5].

[vR17063]