Auction 121, Lot 508

"Gandauum", Guicciardini, Giovanni Baptista

Subject: Belgium, Ghent

Period: 1612 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on a sheet with a little minor discoloration in the lower margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/26/2007

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