The Leo Belgicus map of the 17 United Provinces, Map Maker: Peter Van Den Keere, 1617.

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Data sheet

Size 100х150 mm
Material cardboard 270 g/m2
Coating oil varnish
Printing method Offset printing
Back side b/w form to fill messages

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The Leo Belgicus maps are perhaps the most famous examples of cartography as an expression of national pride. The use of the lion image was also suggested by the vaguely leonine shape of the areas themselves. Further, the lion had long figured in the national iconography of Holland and Belgium; most of the coats-of-arms of the countries' 17 provinces feature a lion. Also, the map was a statement of unity, since at the time the 17 provinces comprised a single nation, although under the control of Spain.

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The Leo Belgicus map of the 17 United Provinces, Map Maker: Peter Van Den Keere, 1617.

The Leo Belgicus map of the 17 United Provinces, Map Maker: Peter Van Den Keere, 1617.

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