"Zutphen", Guicciardini, Luigi
Subject: Zutphen, Netherlands
Period: 1600 (circa)
Publication: Beschrijvinghe van Alle Nederlanden...
Color: Black & White
12.4 x 9.1 inches
31.5 x 23.1 cm
This charming bird's-eye plan depicts the town of Zutphen on the banks of the IJssel River. It was copied from Braun & Hogenberg's town plan, including the coats of arms, the numbered legend, and the two townspeople in the lower right corner. The town is surrounded by moats fed by the Berken River, which flows into the IJssel. The Gothic St. Walburgis church towers over the town in the south. Latin text on verso describing the city.
A dark impression with heavy printer's ink residue and some show-through of text on verso. There is toning along the sheet's edges.