View of Bruges.

[circa 1575.]. Copperplate engraving 13 1/4 x 17”, Italian text to verso with ornamental initial, minor show-through. Uncolored as issued. Very good, deep impression with wide margins. Single leaf from a 16th century edition of Descrittione di Tutti i Paesi Bassi. Guicciardini’s city plans are among the more important early city plans and views, predating Braun and Hogenberg, who, incidentally copied liberally from the Giucciardini plates. (Item Id: 107088)

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