by Joan Blaeu



Date of the first edition: 1649

Date of this map:  1652

Dimensions (without margins): 46 x 57 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 54,8 x 63,6 cm

Condition:  Very good. Copper engraving on strong paper and wide margins. Centre fold as published. Old colouring.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: text in Latin

Map reference: Van der Krogt 672

From: Novum Ac Magnum Theatrum Urbium Belgicae. (= “Stedeboeck”) Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 164ç; edition 1652; Van der Krogt 43:113, page 2, B


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This is undoubtedly the most beautiful map of Brussels. Left and right bottom are two indicative tables with 82 references to buildings on the map.

Brussels today:

In the centre one looks at the Grand Place with the Town Hall (No 22):


Left of the centre is the Cathedral (No 3):


And a bit more towards the left top is the Coudenberg palace (No 1). Almost on the same spot is today’s Royal Palace:


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