Borcht, Pieter van der (c. 1530–1608) [?] or Hogenberg, Frans (1535–1590) [?]

[Copper engraving/kopergravure] The Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp/Onze-lieve-vrouwekathedraal in Antwerpen.

Appeared in the 1612 edition and later of Guicciardini’s “Beschryvinghe of all the Netherlands; (…)”, this plate numbered as “6” on the bottom right represents the Cathedral of our Lady in Antwerp. Some citizens on the bottom right are conversing with a cripple sitting in front of the church. Titled above in a panel held by two angels “TEMPLE D. VIRGINIS / MARIAE VERA DEINEATIO”. Therefore, this is the second version of the plate (Antwerpen-Kathedraal 3.2 in Guicciardini Illustratus, p. 137) which appeared at first in the 1612 Blaeu Dutch edition, until Janssonius’ in 1648.

Copper engraving on paper with margins; plate mark: 237 x 318 mm, total: 264 x 332 mm; two pages joined together in the middle. Light stain on the right and left margins; folding on bottom right corner. On the bottom left a small worm hole. Countermark on the right.

Incl. BTW  121,00

Excl. BTW  100,00

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