Auction 113, Lot 461

"[Lot of 2] Namurcum [and] Namurcum Comitatus", Guicciardini, Luigi

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Description de Touts les Pais-Bas

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 9.3 inches
31.2 x 23.6 cm

Pair of fine copper engravings, each ornamented with strapwork cartouches. First is a fine bird's-eye plan of the town of Namur at the confluence of the Sambre and Muese rivers. Rendered in the style popularized by Braun and Hogenberg with figures in the foreground, strapwork title cartouches and coats of arms. Second shows the comitat with Namur at center and extending to include Fontaine, Dinant, Hannuy and Huy. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius and published by Blaeu.


Condition: A

Minor defects in blank margins.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/7/2005