Original antique map of northernmost France and Belgium, from the edge of Normandy eastwards to central Flanders. This map was originally published in Amsterdam by Valk, father and son, around the end of the seventeenth century.
The map is highly detailed, highlighting cities in red and showing a number of roads, canals, forests, and other geographical features. At the time of this map's publication, the area was about to be highly contested during the War of the Spanish Succession. Spanish, French, and Austrian troops repeatedly fought here, continuously redrawing geopolitical boundaries.