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Antwerp Belgium 1582 city plan Antwerpen Guicciardini Plantijn wonderful old map
1582 - Antwepiae Nobilis Simitotius Orbis Terraruem Porii Typus. Anno CIC. LC. LXXXVII (Holland / Netherlands / Nederland / Belgium/ Low Countries) Issued 1581, Antwerpen by C. Plantijn for Guicciardini. Wonderful 16th century antique city plan. Engraved with extensive detail, stunningly hand color. A superior visual example. Splendid age patina. Note the myriad sailing ships in the Sheldt River at left, as well as a nicely detailed fortress below the city at bottom left. Four natives in period dress across bottom center, dated within strapwork cartouche lower right. City shields top corners. Beautiful visual example of this splendid birds-eye view, much nicer than typical. Overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. Original fold line as issued. Sheet measures c. 15 1/2" x 12 1/2". Engraved area measures c. 12" x 9".[R13119]*Deys, Guicciardini Illustratus, Antwerpen 3.1 (First earliest state- p. 128 w/ image). Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2.
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