Comitatus Flandriæ Nova Tabula – Flanders and Zeeland
Date of first edition: 1636 (Henricus Hondius)
Date of this map: 1637
Dimensions (not including margins): 41,3 x 52,7 cm
Condition: Very good. Centre fold as published. Old colour. Strong print and clear image.
Condition rating: A
Verso: text in Latin
Map reference: Van der Krogt 1, 3200:1B.1
From: Appendix Novi Atlantis (the so-called Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius atlas). Van der Krogt 1:301
This handsome copper engraved map details the coastline from Calais to Zeeland, and east to Brussels and Leuven. Beautifully engraved and highly detailed, the map shows forests, roads and canals, hundreds of tiny villages and numerous fortified towns including Brussels, Gent and Antwerp. Fishing banks are shown off the coast. The map is adorned with the coat of arms for Flanders and a beautiful title cartouche with a pair of cherub “soldiers.” Dedicated to Dr. Ionni d’Hondt, cousin of Henricus.