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Gandavum, Aplissima Flandriae Urbs. . . . (Ghent.)

  • ARTIST: Braun and Hogenberg

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1572-1618.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 13 1/4 x 18 7/8" (337 x 479 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine view of the city of Ghent from Braun & Hogenberg’s “Civitates Orbis Terrarum." The following is a translation of the text on front of map: "Ghent, the most splendid city in Flanders, was founded by Julius Caesar and called Gaius after his forename, as the Brabant chroniclers relate. The city is distinguished by its rivers, altogether delightful, magnificent, spacious, never confined, nowhere stifling."

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Latin text on verso.

  • CONDITION: Good condition, save for two faint stains in the lower margin and some tiny holes along the centerfold. Period coloring.