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Historical map of Brabant by Christophe Butkens. 1637

Christophe Butkens (1590-1650)

Cistercian abbot from Antwerp, historian and genealogist. Author of the historical work Trophées tant sacres que prophane de la Duché de Brabant. (1637).

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Delineation Geographique. Tant de lancien que Du moderne. Brabant avecq les parties y comprinses selon qu'elles estoient Devant les inondations des terre vers l'Hollande advenües en lan 1421.

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Historical map of Brabant by Christophe Butkens. 
It shows Brabant as it was before the St. Elisabeth Flood of 1421.

Title: Delineation Geographique. Tant de lancien que Du moderne. Brabant avecq les parties y comprinses selon qu'elles estoient Devant les inondations des terre vers l'Hollande advenües en lan 1421.

In the map image, 45 numbers refer to a corresponding explanation in the book.

Oriented to the west.

Engraver: Mathieu Borrekens.

Date of the first edition: 1637.
Date of this map: 1637.

First state (of two). The second edition appeared in 1721 and was printed from a new copperplate: the map has a frame, the Oosterschelde and the Westerschelde continue to the edge, etc.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Image size: 335 x 445mm (13.19 x 17.52 inches).
Sheet size: 370 x 460mm (14.57 x 18.11 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: F.C. Butkens. Trophées tant sacres que prophane de la Duché de Brabant. Antwerpen, Christophe Jeger, [1637].

Christophe Butkens (1590-1650)

Cistercian abbot from Antwerp, historian and genealogist. Author of the historical work Trophées tant sacres que prophane de la Duché de Brabant. (1637).

References: Dorigo-Franssen (Brabant) - p. 666, Hist-1

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