Leo Belgicus Map, Hondius 1611

  From the collection.

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We’ve put the outlines of present day Belgium (red) and the Netherlands (green) on top of Hondius map, to show the amazing similarity between this map and real geographical features.
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One of the most expressive and decorative works of early mapmaking, this map shows the Netherlands and Belgium in the shape of a lion! Details, accuracy and beauty of this piece are unparalleled. One cannot but marvel at the artistry and precision of one of the most prominent engravers in the Golden Age of Dutch cartography.

Sizes available: 22.5 x 17.5 and 26 x 20 inches

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