11th Apr, 2024 11:00

Fine & Classic

  Lot 6


Braun (Georg) and (Hogenberg) Franz
Gent (Ghent)

Late 16th century from Civitates Orbis Terrarum, engraved city plan map of Gent (Ghent) with contemporary hand-colouring, Latin text to the reverse. Unframed.

Dimensions: plate 48cm x 33.5cm

Translation of cartouche text: 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. The houses are innumerable and well-kept, the men richly talented, the customs venerable. A double wall amplifies the beautiful appearance of the place, which - like Louvain - also has quiet corners for reflection and study. Ghent also possesses famous schools and magnificent churches; the climate is excellent. The people, it can be said, are more frugal than parsimonious. Ghent is embellished by the relics of several saints and two famous monasteries dedicated to St Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and St Bavo; each has an abbot and a sizeable annual rental income.

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Sold for £200


Auction: Fine & Classic, 11th Apr, 2024

Our April Fine & Classic auction features a stunning variety of items from an array of collecting areas including early oil and watercolour paintings through to silver, ceramics, clocks, antique furniture, rugs and much more.

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