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Description

A Rare Late State!

Rare map of the Duchy of Brabant, published by Peter Verbiest in Amsterdam.

The map is oriented with west at the top and includes City Views of Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp, s'Hertogenbosch, Mechelen, Breda, Helmond, Lier, Bergen op Zoom and  Tienen.

Along the side panels are costumed images  Carte-a-Figures. Short title above. Lower left corner cartouche with comprehensive title, date and the name of Pieter Verbiest, the publisher. On both sides borders with costumed figures representing the attire of the regional people. 

The map was first published in Antwerp in 1628 and reissued in 1637. This late state was unrecorded until recent years.

Reference
Schilder/Stopp, MCN VI, 60.3