Carte de la Belgique, d’après Ferraris, augmentée des plans des six villes principales et de l’indication des routes, canaux …
Map in 44 leaves; in 2 green morocco slipcases, spine and covers with cold-stamped and gilt decoration (Olin binder) (slipcase slightly worn).
Beautiful lithographed map of Belgium, Luxembourg and part of the Netherlands by the Belgian cartographer Philippe Vandermaelen (1795-1869) published around 1831-1832 by the Etablissement géographique de Bruxelles, institution founded by the author in 1830. Based on the 1777 map of Joseph de Ferraris (1726-1814), Austrian general and marshal of the Austrian Netherlands, it is here supplemented with plans of the cities of Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Namur, Mons and Liège, each illustrated with two representative figures, and includes roads, canals and other works executed from 1777 to 1831.
It consists of 44 sheets numbered 1-42, including 2 bis sheets of different sizes, with some colored boundaries. Map 1 bears the title, a table of conventional signs and a map of assembly. Mounted, the map measures approximately 325 x 365 cm.