Gandauum, Amplissima Flandriae Urbs. G. BRAUN, F. HOGENBERG.
Fine Early View of Ghent
[Cologne, 1572]

Gandauum, Amplissima Flandriae Urbs.

13 x 18 ¾ inches, Superb hand color; expertly mended tear, very good.

One of the earliest plans of the third largest city in Belgium, situated at the confluence of the Schelde and Leie rivers. A numbered key identifies the city’s many landmarks, including the cathedral of Saint Bavo, the church of Saint Nicholas, and the famous Belfry of Ghent. This plan appeared in Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatis Orbis Terrarum, the first printed atlas of city plans and views.


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