Title page to a volume of maps of the Netherlands by J. Blaeu, published in Amsterdam in 1649, when the Netherlands were under Spanish control. The top coat of arms is that of the nation at this time, and the rest are the provinces.

Top: Per fess; I per pale: i 1 and 4 gules a tower or, 2 and 3 azure a lion rampant gules crowned or (arms of Isabella I); ii per pale 1 paly of eight gules and or, 2 per saltire (a) and (c) paly of eight of the first and second, (b) and (d) argent an eagle displayed sable, armed of the first (arms of Ferdinand II), pointe argent a pomegranate proper (Granada); II per quarterly i gules a fess argent (Austria), ii azure within a bordure compony gules and argent three fleurs-de-lis or (Burgundy moderne), iii azure two bendlets or within a bordure gules (Burgundy ancien), iv sable a lion rampant or armed and langued gules (Brabant); in the chief fess point an escutcheon argent five escutcheons in cross azure within a bordure gules charged with seven towers or (Portugal); in the base fess point an escutcheon per pale or a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders) and argent an eagle displayed gules armed or (Tyrol). Supporters: Two lions rampant or

The arms displayed here are those of Philip III of Spain, who would have been ruling at the time this book was written. Beneath are the arms of the provinces, which are, in clockwise order:

Limburg, gules a lion rampant argent*

Flanders, or a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules

Mechelen, or three palets gules; in the fess point an escutcheon of the first a double-headed eagle displayed sable charged on the breast with an escutcheon of the second, a fess argent

Namur, or a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules, debruised by a bendlet of the last

Artois, azure seme de lis or, a label of three points gules, each point charged with as many towers of the second

Hainaut, or per quarterly I and IV a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules; II and III a lion rampant of the last armed and langued azure

Margaviate of Antwerp, per fess or a double-headed eagle displayed sable charged on the breast with an escutcheon gules a fess argent and gules a city gate with three towers in perspective argent masoned sable, in chief two hands addorsed of the second

Luxembourg, azure four bars argent, a lion rampant gules armed, langued, and crowned or

Brabant, sable a lion rampant or, armed and langued gules

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