Mercator - Belgium/Hainaut/Namur

Belgium – Hainaut – Namur – Hannonia Namvrcvm Comitatus. With each 1 title + miles indicator cartouche in mannerist ornament style. Colored regional map engraving 1 : 400 T. by Gerard I Mercator (Rupelmonde 1512 – Duisburg 1594). (1585.) 14 × 18⅜ in (35.5 × 46.8 cm).

Keuning + Koeman 24. – From the Hondius edition of 1630 with the historic-geographical text in Latin on the back. – Evenly browned and in the upper margin backed tear of the centerfold as well as trace of thin paper reaching into the image margin. However quite worth acquiring, not least owing to its charming contemporary colouring.

The county Hainaut – Namur with parts of the bordering areas as Liège , Luxembourg , Cambrai , Flanders . In the north still with Brussels + Leuwen.

Offer no. 11,429 / EUR  240. (c. US$ 290.) + shipping

Mercator - Belgium/Hainaut/Namur

“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”

(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)