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CNOBBARI, J. - De Bello Belgico decas prima.. - with Leo map.

CNOBBARI, J. -  De Bello Belgico decas prima.. - with Leo map.
De Bello Belgico decas prima.. - with Leo map. - CNOBBARI, J.
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Title : De Bello Belgico decas prima.. - with Leo map..
Map maker : CNOBBARI, J..
Date : Antwerp, 1649.
Size : 6.2 x 3.6 inches. / 15.8 x 9.1 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Included in Famiani Stradae Romani e Societate Iesu de bello Belgico decas prima... .
The Bello Belgico , written by Famianus Strada (1572-1649), Jesuit and teacher at the Collegium Romanum in Rome, was a pro-Spanish and pro-Catholic book on the Dutch war of independence. The first part, Decas Prima , was issued in 1632: the second, Decas Secunda (1578-1590) in 1647.
Editions in Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish and even in the Polish language followed, but only the Latin and Dutch editions have the lion maps.
The Leo map (158x91mm.) is according to Van Der Heijden plate 10 in a second state.
Among the greatest decorative works of early cartography is a series of arresting maps showing The Netherlands and Belgium in the shape of a lion. The use of the shape of a lion in the depiction of the two countries arose in part from the fact that their actual shape is vaguely leonine. This commanding image was an apt symbol for a nation on the verge of unprecedented wealth and power. Secondly, the lion had long figured in the national iconography of the area, most of the coats-of-arms of the 17 provinces of the countries feature a lion.
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Condition : Contemp. brown calf, 12,629,69pp. with printed title and a map covering the Low Countries in the shape of a lion. Spine damaged.


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