This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product? (#29158)

Authenticity Guarantee
All items are guaranteed authentic prints (woodcuts or engravings) or manuscripts made at or about (c.) the given date and in good condition unless stated otherwise. We don’t sell facsimiles or reproductions. We deliver every map with a Certificate of Authenticity containing all the details.

Mechelen by Lodovico Guicciardini. 1567

Lodovico Guicciardini (1521-1589)

Lodovico Guicciardini, an Italian writer and merchant from Florence, arrived in Antwerp in 1541 and lived there until he died in 1589.
His best-known work, the Descrittione di tutti I Paesi Bassi was published in 1567 by the Antwerp publisher Willem Silvius. It was an influential account of the history and the arts of the Low Countries, accompanied by city maps by various leading engravers. It was a great success right from the start, and many editions, translations, extracts and adaptations have been released to this day. Although he experienced relative prosperity during certain periods of his life, he ended his life in poverty.
In the first edition of the three original Italian publications of the Descrittione , Guicciardini describes the happy and prosperous Netherlands before the uprising against Spain. Only in the third Italian edition of 1588, published by Plantijn in Antwerp, does he show how the state of the country has gradually changed as a result of the war. This was the last edition published in Antwerp. In 1589 both Plantin and Guicciardini died. It would take until 1609 before a new edition was published in the northern Netherlands.
As new editions appeared, the number of illustrations increased, and several prints were replaced by new ones. The first four editions were mainly provided with woodcuts, the majority of which concerned the Southern Netherlands. In the later editions, only copper plates were used for an increasing number of engravings of cities and regions of the entire Netherlands. The work appeared in folio, oblong and duodecimo editions.

back

Malines.

€220  ($233.2 / £187)
add to cart
Buy now
questions?
PRINT

Item Number:  29158 Authenticity Guarantee

Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Belgium - Cities

Old, antique bird's-eye view of Mechelen by Lodovico Guicciardini.

Rare first edition, first state.

Title: Malines.

Date of the first edition: 1567.
Date of this map: 1567.

Woodcut, printed on paper.
Map size: 245 x 340mm (9.65 x 13.39 inches).
Sheet size: 305 x 400mm (12.01 x 15.75 inches).
Verso: Italian text.
Condition: Hand coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Guicciardini L., Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi ... Antwerp, G. Silvius, 1567.

Lodovico Guicciardini (1521-1589)

Lodovico Guicciardini, an Italian writer and merchant from Florence, arrived in Antwerp in 1541 and lived there until he died in 1589.
His best-known work, the Descrittione di tutti I Paesi Bassi was published in 1567 by the Antwerp publisher Willem Silvius. It was an influential account of the history and the arts of the Low Countries, accompanied by city maps by various leading engravers. It was a great success right from the start, and many editions, translations, extracts and adaptations have been released to this day. Although he experienced relative prosperity during certain periods of his life, he ended his life in poverty.
In the first edition of the three original Italian publications of the Descrittione , Guicciardini describes the happy and prosperous Netherlands before the uprising against Spain. Only in the third Italian edition of 1588, published by Plantijn in Antwerp, does he show how the state of the country has gradually changed as a result of the war. This was the last edition published in Antwerp. In 1589 both Plantin and Guicciardini died. It would take until 1609 before a new edition was published in the northern Netherlands.
As new editions appeared, the number of illustrations increased, and several prints were replaced by new ones. The first four editions were mainly provided with woodcuts, the majority of which concerned the Southern Netherlands. In the later editions, only copper plates were used for an increasing number of engravings of cities and regions of the entire Netherlands. The work appeared in folio, oblong and duodecimo editions.

References: Guicc. Ill. - p. 1289, Mechelen-1; Fauser - #8628

Related items

Mechelen, door Matthäus Merian & Martin Zeiller.

Mechelen. 1659
Mechelen, door Matthäus Merian & Martin Zeiller.
[Item number: 407]

€300  ($318 / £255)
Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Machelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlineensis, in meditulio Brabantiae Sitae, exaxtissima delineatio. 1575
Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 2484]

€280  ($296.8 / £238)
Mechelen - Carmelieten by Antonius Sanderus.

Carmelus Mechliniensis. 1726
Mechelen - Carmelieten by Antonius Sanderus.
[Item number: 2795]

€250  ($265 / £212.5)
Mechelen, by Joan Blaeu.

Machlinia. 1652
Mechelen, by Joan Blaeu.
[Item number: 3780]

€700  ($742 / £595)
Antique map of Mechelen - Aarschot by Visscher N.

Mechlinia Dominium et Aerschot Ducatus 1680-1710
Antique map of Mechelen - Aarschot by Visscher N.
[Item number: 5938]

€400  ($424 / £340)
Mechelen by D. Fassmann

Mecheln 1726
Mechelen by D. Fassmann
[Item number: 5948]

€300  ($318 / £255)
Brabant, with an inset map of the district of Mechelen, by Abraham Ortelius.

Brabantiae Descriptio 1601
Brabant, with an inset map of the district of Mechelen, by Abraham Ortelius.
[Item number: 12909]

€500  ($530 / £425)
Mechelen, by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.

Mechelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlineensis in meditullio Brabantiae sitae, exactis: delineatio. 1582
Mechelen, by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 14483]

€250  ($265 / £212.5)
Antwerpen - Mechelen by Visscher N. II.

Tetrarchiae Antverpiensis Pars Meridionalis 1683-1696
Antwerpen - Mechelen by Visscher N. II.
[Item number: 14777]

€460  ($487.6 / £391)
Mechelen, by Petrus Kaerius (Pieter Van den Keere)

Mechlinia. 1617
Mechelen, by Petrus Kaerius (Pieter Van den Keere)
[Item number: 15408]

€500  ($530 / £425)
's Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain) and Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Tshertogenbosch - Buscumducis oppidum ludo Literario, ... [on sheet with] Loeven - Lovanium Perantiqua Brabantiae urbs ... [and] Machelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlin ... 1582
's Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain) and Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 16669]

€600  ($636 / £510)
Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Machelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlineensis, ... 1572-1624
Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 17854]

€240  ($254.4 / £204)
Mechelen, by Braun & Hogenberg.

Mechelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlineensis in meditullio Brabantiae sitae, exactis: delineatio 1581-88
Mechelen, by Braun & Hogenberg.
[Item number: 18002]

€400  ($424 / £340)
MECHELEN by Merian C.

MECHELEN 1659
MECHELEN by Merian C.
[Item number: 18394]

€220  ($233.2 / £187)
Mechelen - Aarschot, by Blaeu W. & J.

Mechlinia Dominium, et Aerschot Ducatus. 1635
Mechelen - Aarschot, by Blaeu W. & J.
[Item number: 20308]

€280  ($296.8 / £238)
's Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain), and Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Tshertogenbosch - Buscumducis oppidum ludo Literario, ... [on sheet with] Loeven - Lovanium Perantiqua Brabantiae urbs ... [and] Machelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlin ... 1599
's Hertogenbosch, Leuven (Louvain), and Mechelen, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 23224]

€850  ($901 / £722.5)
Mechelen - Antwerpen, by Covens & Mortier.

Marchionatus Sacri Imperiit Dominii Mechelini Tabula 1721-41
Mechelen - Antwerpen, by Covens & Mortier.
[Item number: 23690]

€400  ($424 / £340)
Mechelen by Visscher N. - Schut P.H.

Mechelen. 1656
Mechelen by Visscher N. - Schut P.H.
[Item number: 25372]

€450  ($477 / £382.5)
Mechelen by François de Belleforest

Malines. - Le vray plant et pourtraict de la ville de Malines. 1575
Mechelen by François de Belleforest
[Item number: 27386]

€220  ($233.2 / £187)
Mechelen by Petrus Van den Keere (Kaerius).

Mechlinia. 1617
Mechelen by Petrus Van den Keere (Kaerius).
[Item number: 30655]  new

€1100  ($1166 / £935)