Ghent Ghand Belgium 1697 Foppens river god cherubs decorative city plan mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
La Ville de Gand.
(Ghent Ghand Belgium Foppens)
Issued 1697, Brussels. Engraved by Harrewijn.
Charming little late 17th century miniature engraved map with beautiful hand color. Decorative quality is added by the cherubs holding the city shield aloft at top left, a river god sitting atop the title plinth.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 5 5/8"H x 6 3/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 3 3/4"H x 5 7/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 2.