Brabant – Brabantia V Rheni et X Nova Tabula
Date of first edition: 1540
Date of this map: 1542
Dimensions (not including margins): 26 x 34 cm
Condition: Reasonable to good. Wood cut. Centre fold as published; some age-toning. Strong paper and wide margins.
Condition rating: B+
Verso: text in Latin
Map reference: Karrow, 58/110
From: Geographia Universalis, Vetus et Nova, complectens Claudii Prolemaei Alexandrini enarrationis libros VIII. Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1542
One of the oldest maps of the duchy of Brabant
Dating 1540, so still a woodcut and without any boundaries, it covers a larger region up to River Rhine from Rinamgn (remember WW II bridge!) to Arnum, further due west to Dordrecht. The inland river system is prominently present. The islands of Zeeland are naively portraited.
The verso contains a table with Latin names of certain locations which existed in Roman times.