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Abraham Ortelius: Belgii Veteris Typvs

Map: BELUX828
 
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: Belgii Veteris Typvs
Date: 1592
Published: Antwerp
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: BELUX828
Description:
Important early historical map of Belgium and the Netherlands showing the region as it was known to the Romans. Ortelius, an enthusiastic historian, studied ancient sources, including the writings of Julius Caeser, to compose this map. Settlements are labeled by their ancient names. The description in Latin on the verso discusses the history of the Roman conquest and the character of the Celtic tribes inhabiting the region, such as the Belgii.

Latin edition. Vibrant original hand-colour. [BELUX828]