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Flawless example of the first edition of De Jode's highly desirable map Germania Inferioris, from the first edition of De Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum. In the second, the title outside to top border was deleted.
Covers the whole of the Northern Netherlands, Belgium to the west as far as Leuven and Antwerp and part of the German Rhine area and of Westphalia. The interior of the map is embellished with a number of coats of arms, a decorative compass rose, a sea monster and 3 sailing ships.
De Jode was a contemporary of Ortelius. His Speculum Orbis did not enjoy the same commercial success as Ortelius, making his maps very scarce and highly desirable. This is one of the maps which was likely engraved by Gerard De Jode and bears his signature in the title block. The map was originally engraved in about 1569.
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