Auction 126, Lot 1

"Descrittione di M. Lodovico Guicciardini Patritio Fiorentino; Di Tutti I Paesi Bassi, Altrimenti Detti Germania Inferiore", Guicciardini, Luigi

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1581 (dated)


Color: Black & White

7.5 x 10.8 inches
19.1 x 27.4 cm

This is an uncommon and attractive title page from the important description of the Low Countries by Luigi Guicciardini. The title is in an architectural framework with several allegorical figures, most likely from Germanic mythology, including an earth goddess, a marine god, and a goddess holding several engraving tools. A lion, symbol of Belgium, is curled beneath the publisher's imprint. Seventeen coats of arms are on the verso.


Condition: B+

Toned with some light foxing and a couple edge tears.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/3/2008