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Auction 146, Lot 470

Forlani's Rare View of Antwerp

"Anversa", Forlani, Paolo de

Subject: Antwerp, Belgium

Period: 1569 (published)

Publication: Citta et Fortezze del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.9 inches
27.4 x 20.1 cm
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This very rare bird's-eye plan depicts Antwerp located on the bank of the river Scheldt. Numerous locations are identified with a numbered key above the view. Italian text on verso. This plan is by Forlani, one of the leading cartographers of the Lafreri-School, and published in Bolognino Zaltieri's Citta et Fortezze del Mondo. The Lafreri-School was not actually a school, but a group of cartographers, mapmakers, engravers and publishers who worked in the major Italian publishing centers of Rome and Venice, from about 1544 to 1585.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light soiling and small worm tracks along centerfold just below neatline that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200


Closed on 9/4/2013