Belgian world war one postcard inspiring Belgians to volunteer after the invasion and destruction of their country. The Belgian lion sits proud in front of the tattered flag. The text talks about the flag (roughly translated):
Only a rag is left, but the rag is sublime.
She raises the challenge to success, saying:
“Do what is necessary”.
LEO BELGICUS – THE BELGIAN LION – maps by Claes Jansz during the Twelve Years Truce between Spain and Holland, early 17th century. Note the Low Countries (present-day Holland and Belgium) in the shape of a lion, surrounding by an ornamental cartouche with panoramic depictions of regional cities – on the right, ten cities governed by Spain; the left, ten cities governed by the Netherlands.
Reproduced by David Woodward (editor), The History of Cartography, Volume 3: Cartography in the European Renaissance, 2007.