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Guicciardini, Lodovico, 1521–1589

Descrittione di M. Lodovico Gvicciardini patritio fiorentino, di tvtti i Paesi Bassi, altrimenti detti Germania Inferiore : con tutte le carte di geographia del paese, & con ritratto naturale di molte terre principali riueduta di nuovo, & ampliata per tutto piu che la meta dal medesimo autore ... Con amplissimo indice di tutte le cose piu memorabili.

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Descrittione di M. Lodovico Guicciardini patritio fiorentino, di tutti i Paesi Bassi, altrimenti detti Germania Inferiore

Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi

In Amversa : Appresso Christosano Plantino, stampatore regio, 1581.
Physical Description:
[24], 558, [18] pages : illustrations (maps, portrait, coats of arms) ; 33 cm (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DH33.G9 D47 1581+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Second edition; the first was published at Antwerp, 1567. Significantly enlarged, with new illustrations, comprising 55 engravings (including 46 double-page maps and 7 double-page views) probably designed by Pieter van der Borcht, printed by Mynken Liefrinck. Due to Spanish war conditions, the town plans of Antwerp and Cambrai were suppressed.
For a detailed description of this edition see Annales Plantiniennes, 1. ptie., p. 251-253.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in blind- and gilt-stamped contemporary sheep; rebacked. With armorial bookplate: The Right Honble. William Lord North of Carthlage and Baron Grey of Rolleston, 1703. With North's signature on half-title (next to the crossed-out signature of Daniel Dun). With the signature of Jacob Ortelius (nephew of Abraham Ortelius) on front fly leaf and on the title page; and with his notes on various cities on the rear fly leaf.
BAC: British Art Center copy augmented by 11 double-page maps and 9 single-page maps, with three leaves, from the 1588 edition, inserted between pages 86 and 91 (replacing those suppressed in this edition). Also added is a portrait of Abraham Ortelius and an engraving of the Spanish coat of arms, mounted on the verso of the title page.
Subject Terms:
Belgium -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Belgium -- Maps.
Colius, Jacobus, 1563-1628 -- Autograph.
Dun, Daniel -- Autograph.
Luxembourg -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Luxembourg -- Maps.
Netherlands -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Netherlands -- Maps.
North, William North, Baron -- Bookplate
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Plantin, Christophe, approximately 1520-1589, printer.
Borcht, Petrus van der, 1545-1608, illustrator.
Liefrinck, Mijken, -1593, printer of plates.

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