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A Beautiful Engraving
And a Very Early Example of a Road Map
Brussels/ Brabant/ Antwerp.
BLAEU, W. [Amsterdam, 1635]
Mechlinia Dominium. Et Aerschot Ducatus.
16 x 20 inches.
Fine original color, refreshed; minor oxidation reinforcement, else excellent condition.
A very richly engraved, quite large-scale map of Belgium’s most populace central region. As much as anything else, this is a road map showing the links between several major and minor cities, including Antwerp in the north and Brussels in the south, with Mechelen and Aarschot in the center. The map’s scale is large enough to include street plans of the several cities and towns on the map.