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ORTELIUS, A. - Flandriae Comitatus Descripto.

ORTELIUS, A. - Flandriae Comitatus Descripto.
Flandriae Comitatus Descripto. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Flandriae Comitatus Descripto..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Amsterdam, 1595.
Size : 16.7 x 21.0 inches. / 42.5 x 53.3 cm.
Colouring : Stricking original colour.

Description :Colorful map of Belgium focuses on Flanders, the Dutch speaking region in northern Belgium, after Gerard Mercator. Many major cities and religious centers, including Ghent in eastern Flanders and Menen in western Flanders, are highlighted in red.
From a Latin text edition. Only included in the Ortelius atlas after 1592.
This map covers the areas around Flanders and includes Brussels and Antwerp to the east and the province of Zeeland, part of the Netherlands, to the north. The inset included on the top left corner details Zeeland, its capital Middelburg and the cities around the Schelde estuary.
A decorative scale allows for distance to be measured and the intricate cartouche incorporates the Belgium symbol of the lion rampant. Accompanying text on verso. ¤

The map is in a strictly contemporary colouring and of the highest level of application.
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vd Broeke, Ortelius maps, 77. First state.
Condition : Light pencil marking on top right corner and light staining around margins. Evidence of previous repair to the central crease. Excellent oxidation of the green pigment on the back of page.

ID: 99507

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