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Publisher: GUICCIARDINI, Lodovico.
Title: Omnium Belgii, sive Inferioris Germaniae regionum descriptio
Published in: Arnhem, Johannes Janssonius 1616
Size: 7.0 x 10.1 inches.
17.7 x 25.7 cm.

Condition: Engraved ills: printer's mark on title, armorial plate of the 17 Provinces on opposite of p.1, 10 maps, 96 city views, ca. 25 woodcut vignettes and woodcut initials.
Very nice, well-kept example in full original parchment covered boards, 177x257 mm., 4to oblong: [8]-517-[11] pp. Library number on top of spine, no other numbers. Inscriptions of notes inside.

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First Latin oblong edition. Translated from the Italian by Regnerus Vitellius Zirizaeus (Reinier Telle 1558-1618); same text as the 1613 Latin ed. by Blaeu of the ‘Descrittione’.
In this revised (second) edition with the addition of an alphabetic index of topographical names, persons and subjects mentioned in the text.

Variant edition of Guicc. Illustratus nr. 14 as far as the prints are concerned, same number of descriptions: without the map of the county of Namur, which is often a blank page, two copies of the city view of Namur.
Also two copies of the view of the city of Antwerp.

Reference: Guicc. Illustr. 14, p. 66; Tiele 1877, nr. 428 (note); Touwaide 1974, nr. 17.

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