Antique map of Luxembourg by Lodovico Guicciardini after Petrus Kaerius. In the east the Moselle from Metz to Trier, in the west the Meuse with Namur and Charleville-Mézières. To the lower left a city view of Luxembourg (Luxenburgum). Bottom left a title cartouche, to the upper right a mileage scale.
Pieter van den Keere, also Petrus Kaerius, was born in Ghent in 1571. At a young age he moved together with his family to London and was trained as an engraver by Jodocus Hondius. Like Hondius, he settled back to Amsterdam in 1593. He produced numerous copper engravings, besides those for Blaeu also for the Atlas Minor by J. Hondius. He published his own atlas of the Netherlands, Germania Inferior in 1617. In 1623 Claes Janszoon Visscher bought the copper plates of the atlas of the Netherlands and replaced Kaerius' name with his own.
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Pieter van den Keere: Lutzenburgensis Ducatus Veriss. Descript. Iacobo Surhonio Montano Auctore..
Coloured map of Luxembourg. Printed in Antwerp by Lodovico Guicciardini in 1609.
Luxembourg - Keere, Pieter van den - Lutzenburgensis Ducatus Veriss. Descript....