Belgien - Niederlande - Luxemburg

Nr. 1065: Brabantiae Descriptio

Ortelius’ second map of Brabant

“Brabantiae Descriptio”. Map of the Duchy directed to the east. With a small inset map “Machliniae Urbis Dominium” in the upper right corner. Copper-engraved map in original colour from “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum” by Abraham Ortelius, published by Plantin Moretus, Antwerp 1601. Verso text. Plate 37 x 47,8, sheetsize 49 x 59,7 cm.

Van den Broecke, Ort 66. From the Latin edition of 1601, the last edition published by Plantin Moretus, afterwards the plates were sold to J. Bapt. Vrients. Page sign. 38 (changed by an old hand to “41”). This “improved” plate replaces the first state of the map from 1592 onwards. – Strong impression, the colours bright and unfaded. Wide original margin. Slight paper tanning throughout. A copy in splendid colour.
€ 850

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