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GUICCIARDINI, L. - Amsterdam.

GUICCIARDINI, L. - Amsterdam.
Amsterdam. - GUICCIARDINI, L.
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Title : Amsterdam..
Map maker : GUICCIARDINI, L..
Date : Antwerp, 1567.
Size : 9.8 x 13.6 inches. / 25.0 x 34.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :One of the oldest plans of Amsterdam, from the first edition of the book by Lodovico Guicciardini, Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi, in its French translation from 1568. Only in this edition were the prints made from woodblocks prepared to illustrate this famous chronicle of the Netherlands. This plan is thus extremely rare.
This particular plan was created after the example of the wall map of Amsterdam by Cornelis Anthonisz. from 1544. Braun and Hogenberg used the map to have their map of Amsterdam engraved for their famous city atlas from 1572.

Unlike the many detailed and complex engravings of Amsterdam from Blaeu, Hondius, Allard and others, this map is attractive for its clear and placid representation of Amsterdam at the beginning of its growth, still being a small city surrounded by meadows and agricultural lands.

Condition : Good imprint and good paper. Original margins as published. Slight toning but otherwise in fine condition.

ID: 93550

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