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Publisher: ANONYMOUS / HONDIUS, J. ?
Title: Inferior Germania.
Published in: Amsterdam,ca. 1600
Size: 16.3 x 22.2 inches.
41.5 x 56.5 cm.

Condition: Some age-toning of the paper. Short upper and left margin, cut into scale border. Small split lower part centerfold.
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Very rare map of the Benelux, centered on the Netherlands. According to van der Heijden only known in 6 examples. Two compass-roses with rumb lines but without the names of the wind directions. Very decorative title cartouche with legend, and underneath a large escutcheon with the coats-of-arms of all the XVII Provinces.
The maps shows a striking resemblance, also in details, the one by Jodocus Hondius of 1593 and to the map in four sheets of 1602. For the greater part the text in the title cartouche is identical. There for van der Heijden assumed that its provenance is Amsterdam and possible by the Hondius family.
So far no lakes have been reclaimed, nor yet the 'Wieringerwaard' (1608-1611), and Fort Bioutange (1593) is absent.
Reference: Van der Heijden, Oude kaarten der Nederlanden, vol. 1, map 53.

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ANONYMOUS / HONDIUS, J. ? - Inferior Germania.

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