Vlissingen Flissinga c.1640 lot x 2 maps Hoeye prospect city view GuicciardiniBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Flissinga. (with) early 17th century Guicciardini city plan of Filissinga affixed to rear of sheet (see video). Lot of two maps- one a large folding prospect harbor city view, the other excellent early city plan.
(Vlissingen, Netherlands- Holland- Low Countries- Birds-eye prospect views)
Issued c.1612-48, Amsterdam by Rombout van den Hoeye.
Beautiful early 17th century antique city view. Wonderful prospect view of the city behind the original fortified walls. Numerous galleons and tall mast ships ply the harbor. Descriptive text in three languages (Latin, Dutch, French) below view, key lower right identifies 20 key buildings or distant cities 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 small spots of loss, blank margins trimmed right to image. Rare in any condition, unique example thus with extra early city plan. Video captures condition much better than words.
Sheet measures c. 15 5/8" x 19 3/8".
Printed area measures c. 13" x 19 3/8".
City Map mounted to verso measures:
Sheet: 11 3/4" x 14".
Printed area: 9" x 11 /2".
Guicciardini Illustratus, Vlissingen, 1612-48 (noting the different states- see video).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2, p. 347.