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Among the most endearing "metamorphic maps" is the Leo Belgicus map of the Low Countries in the shape of a Lion, 1583. Austrian cartographer, Michael von Aitzing inaugurated the genre as an illustration of the Netherlands. Featuring the country in the shape of the "Leo" (Lion) , strongest of all creatures and the "Belgae" as the "strongest of all tribes" the map was one of many "metamorphic" maps throughout history, in the shape of various animals or humans.
The original of the Leo Belgicus was loaned to the Walters Art Museum for the exhibit: Maps: Finding Our Place in the World (March 16-June 8, 2008) Rights to reproduce the map was expressly given by the Bank of America/ LaSalle Art Collection, Chicago.
29 x 25 in.