Jodocus Hondius’ Map of Belgium as a Lion (1611)

Leo Belgicus

Map of Belgium as a Lion - 1611
Map of Belgium as a Lion - 1611 image detail
Date: 1611
Author: Jodocus Hondius
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Europe that you might want to check out.

I first saw this Hondius map of Belgium [gmap] depicted as a Lion on some other map blog... but it was so long ago that I can't place it. Maybe it was Strange Maps?

Turns out the "Belgium as a Lion" is a fairly popular mapping subject; popular enough, at least, to rate its own Wikipedia page: Leo Belgicus. Check the commons for other images with this theme.

If you know which map blog wrote about this, please pass along the info to me. I'd love to link to the site, and learn more about it.



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