Map of Belgium and the Netherlands

Map of Belgium and the Netherlands

$30.00 USD

Item Code: 15165

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Finely-detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of Belgium and the Netherlands from 1611 printed on acid-free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper with a matte finish and archival pigment inks.

Related subjects: Belgium, Netherlands

Map Details

Title: Leo Belgicus

(Lion of Belgium)

Year: 1611

Language: Latin, Dutch

Creator: Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)

Map of Belgium and the Netherlands shown as a lion. Beginning in 1583, maps depicting the Low Countries, or Netherlands, as a lion began to be increasingly popular among Dutch mapmakers. During the Dutch revolt against the Spanish between 1566 and 1648, the lion became a symbol of the Dutch republic and later the Kingdom of the Netherlands. These maps were both statements of political protest as well as symbols of the increasing power and wealth of the Dutch during this period.

About Sizes & Borders

PRINT SIZES

Where possible, we try to offer print sizes that match modern standard size frames, but since many antique maps were printed with different proportions than modern standard sizes, this is not always possible. The most common standard size frames are 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20". These sizes are widely available in any store that sells frames. Less common standard sizes are 8"x8", 8"x12", 9"x12", 10"x15", 12"x12", 12"x16", 12"x18", and 16"x16". These sizes are available in most well-stocked stores that sell frames.

If you purchase a print that is not one of these standard sizes, you will most likely have to go to a frame shop to purchase a custom frame, or use one of the many online custom frame vendors.

BORDERS

For each size this map is offered in, you can purchase a print with either the 'no borders' or the 'plus 1/2" borders' option.

For prints with the 'no borders' option, the size listed will be the exact size of the printed area as well as the exact size of the paper. For example, a size of 11"x14" (no borders) means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will also be 11"x14". This is a good option if you plan to frame the print in a frame without a mat.

For prints with the 'plus 1/2" borders' option, an additional 1/2" blank border will be added to each side. For example, a size of 11"x14" (plus 1/2" borders) means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will be 12"x15". This is a good option if you plan to frame the print in a frame with a mat so there is overlap between the mat and the print.

CUSTOMIZATIONS

We love to customize! In most cases we can make this map available in sizes different than those listed above or with different borders. Please contact us before you place your order to see if the customization you have in mind is possible. Please also note that we generally do not accept returns for products with customizations. See our returns policy for more information.