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. Guicciardinis 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)