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Lot 485

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The lion as a map

Leo Belgicus.

VAN LANGREN, Hendrik Floris; AITSINGER, Michael (after)

€ 4.500 / 6.000

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Lot description

[Amsterdam], P. Kaerius, [1617]

Engr., 36,5 x 45 cm, delicately hand-coloured. Very nice copy.

Framed.

2nd version, 2nd state of the well-known allegorical map of the Seventeen Provinces represented as a standing Lion, with the imprint of van Langren erased and the imprint of P. Kaerius added. The first general map to emphasise the separation of the northern and southern parts of the country.
Ref. Van der Heijden, Leo Belgicus, p. 38.

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Lot 485

The lion as a map

Leo Belgicus.

VAN LANGREN, Hendrik Floris; AITSINGER, Michael (after)

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