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Publisher: HONDIUS, H.
Title: Belgii sive Germaniae Inferioris accuratissima tabula.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1631
Size: 18.9 x 23.8 inches.
48.0 x 60.5 cm.

In attractive colours.
Condition: Laid down on another sheet of paper. The two lower left and right border illustration, cut out, but now professionally replaced by pen and ink. Good impression.
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Very rare and very decorative map with in the right and left borders costumed figures and town plans alternately. In top and bottom border town plans and views.
Separate publication. State (a) with blank verso.

Title in a shield, surrounded by the coat-of-arms of the XVII Provinces, in upper corner. In lower right corner imprint and bar scales.

Along the left border a cartouche with legend of symbols and number of towns and villages per province.
Decorative borders on top and bottom with city plans and views i.a. Leuven, Luxemburg, Ghent, Arras, Middelburg, Zutphen, Antwerp, Mechelen, Deventer, etc.
Each side border shows 4 town plans in circular frames with 3 costumed figures in upright oval frames.

This map, but without the figured borders is very well known from Hondius' atlases first printed in 1633.
Heijden, Eenheid oppapier, F-74.

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Reference: Van der Heiden, I, map 92 (a). Caerth Tresoor, 2nd.vol.1983 nr.3. Schilder MCN VI: 57.1.

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