"Gandauum", Guicciardini, Giovanni Baptista
Subject: Belgium, Ghent
Period: 1612 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 9 inches
31.2 x 22.9 cm
A charming bird's-eye view of Ghent, based on Braun & Hogenberg's earlier view of the city. The city is shown surrounded by a moat and a fortified wall, and to the left of the city a large number of windmills are depicted. The map is topped with a decorative cartouche and two coats of arms.
A nice impression on a sheet with a little minor discoloration in the lower margin, well away from the map.