Antwerp Antwerpen Belgium harbor city view c.1612-48 van den Hoeye MontanusBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Antwerpen- Antwerp- Belgium- Low Countries- Birds-eye prospect city views- Europe)
Issued c.1612-48, Amsterdam by Rombout van den Hoeye for A. Montanus.
Beautiful early 17th century antique prospect harbor city view.
Wonderful prospect view of the city. Numerous galleons and tall mast ships ply the harbor. Descriptive text in three languages (Latin, Dutch, French) below view, key lower right identifies 27 key buildings or urban features within the view.
Decorative coats of arms in top corners either side of fluttering title banner.
Various old paper repairs on reverse, fold-lines backed with two small spots of printed surface loss (now backed with old paper and easy to forgive visually), blank margins trimmed right to image.
Rare in any condition, unique example thus.
Affixed to rear is early printed text leaf c.1620-50 (presumably from source of view?) relating to the history of the city.
Video captures condition much better than words.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/4" x 20".
Printed area measures c. 12 1/2" x 20".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2, p. 347.