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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.9
Object Name Map
Description "Provinciae Belgii Regii...," Amsterdam, c. 1680, hand-colored engraving, map by Justus Danckerts

Danckerts' map of Belgium and the surrounding territories clearly identifies regions, cities, and towns; larger settlements or significant Christian sites are marked with red castles or cathedral icons or miniature city plans. An elaborate cartouche at the bottom right is decorated with the female personification of Belgium, leaning against a coat of arms, next to Leo Belgicus (the Belgic Lion), holding a coat of arms.
Title Provinciae Belgii Regii...
Date ca. 1680
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Danckerts, Justus
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20.375 W-24.125 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects Belgium