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Kip, William

Belgiae descriptio [cartographic material] : in qua civitatum et pagorum numerus praecipua etiam in unaquaque provincia civitas academiae item et episcopatus suis quisque notis notantur / W. Kip scul.

[London] : H.W. exc., [ca. 1602]
Physical Description:
1 map ; 80 mm in diameter, on sheet 13 x 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G1807 .K4 1605
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale [ca. 1:6,300,000] -- (E 1°0ʹ0ʺ--E 7°30ʹ0ʺ/N 53°30ʹ0ʺ--N 49°0ʹ0ʺ).
Roundel map of the Low Countries, in the form of the Leo Belgicus, giving the region the shape of a lion. One of a series of five small roundel maps by Kip and Woutneel, executed ca. 1602. The other four comprise a world map, and maps of Europe, France, and England & Wales. All five are copies of maps first executed by Jodocus Hondius in 1593. Kip's engravings vary in some details, such as lettering, the pictorial handling of sea areas, and depictions of ships and sea monsters.
Title within double circular border.
Schilder, G. "An unrecorded set of thematic maps by Hondius." In: Map collector 59 (1992), p. 44
Heijden, H.A.M. van der. "Een onbekende Leo Belgicus." In: Caert-Thresoor (2002 no. 2), p. 51-52
BAC: British Art Center copy is hand-colored. Bound with three of the other four roundels in this series by Kip (the world map is lacking). Also bound with: Keere, Pieter van den. [Atlas of the British Isles. Amsterdam: s.n., ca. 1605?]
Subject Terms:
Belgium -- Maps.
Benelux countries -- Maps.
Netherlands -- Maps.
Maps -- Benelux countries -- 1602.
Maps -- Netherlands -- 1602.
Maps -- Belgium -- 1602.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1602.
Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612.
Woutneel, Ioan, publisher.

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