1617 Leo Belgicus by Petrus Kaerius The Austrian cartographer baron Michael Aitzinger, probably inspired by the prevalence of lions in the coats of arms of many of the Seventeen Provinces, drew the first Leo Belgicus in 1583
The Belgian lion Antique map of Leo Belgicus featuring the the “lion passant facing left” version introduced by engraver Hessel Gerritsz Visscher & Gerritsz , published in Amsterdam Copper engraving. Size: 44 x x 22 inches)
1617 Leo Belgicus by Kaerius (Pieter VAN DER KEERE.), Amsterdam Belgic Lion is both a heraldic device and was a popular design of map of the Low Countries (the current day Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium) drawn in the shape of a lion.
The 17 Netherlands, depicted as Leo Belgicus (the Belgian Lion or Dutch Lion) - early 17th century