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Brabant, by Michele Tramezini.


Brabantiae Belgarum Provinciae Recens Exactaque Descriptio., 1558.

€5000  ($5400 / £4350)
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Item Number:  26713
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > The Netherlands
References: Tooley (Italian Atlases) - #143, Karrow - 25/1.2, Meurer (Strabo) - #12, Bifolco-Ronca - Tav.280 State 2, Dorigo-Franssen (Brabant) - #4.2

Old, antique map of Brabant, by Michele Tramezini.

Oude, antieke kaart van Brabant, door Michele Tramezini.

Cartographer: Jacob van Deventer
Engraver: Jacobus Bossius

Date of the first edition: 1556
Date of this map: 1558

Date on map: 1558

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 52 x 39.5cm (20.3 x 15.4 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Somewhat dusty, backed with paper.
Condition Rating: A
References: Bifolco-Ronca, Tav.280 State 2; Tooley (Italian Atlases), #143; Karrow, 25/1.2; Meurer (Strabo), #12; Dorigo-Franssen (Brabant), #4.2 .

From: Separate publication. - Probably from a composite Lafreri Atlas.

Rare map in its second state, copied first in 1556 by Jacobus Bossius and Michele Tramezini after the Brabant map of 1536 by Jacob van Deventer. He made a set of maps of the five provinces of the Northern Netherlands, of which no copies are known. The first editions were made in Antwerp 1556-1560, followed by the adaptions published by Tramezini, whose series in turn were later copied by Forlani.