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Illustrated account of Antwerp at the start of the 17th century

SCRIBANI, Charles.

Antverpia.
Including: [SCHONDONCK, Gilles]. Hê prôtogeneia kai epistrephomonê tychê tês Anbersês.
Antwerp, Jan Moretus I, 1610. With an engraved printer's device on title-page and a woodcut printer's device on the otherwise blank page following the main part.
With: (2) SCRIBANI, Charles. Origines Antverpiensium.
Antwerp, Jan Moretus I, 1610. With an engraved printer's device on title-page, woodcut printer's device on the otherwise blank last page, folding engraved map of Antwerp and 6 double-page engraved plates. 2 works in 1 volume; 1st work in 2 parts. 4to. Contemporary vellum.

€ 3,000

First editions of two works on Antwerp, written by Carolus Scribani (1561-1629). The first is devoted to Antwerp's cultural history, dealing with the city's architecture, painters, schools, etc., and includes a short chapter on printing. It is followed by a brief text about Antwerp in Greek. In the second work Scribani describes Antwerp's dynastic, ecclesiastic and monastic history. The plates include a plan of Antwerp, a plan of its citadel, a map of the diocese of Antwerp and engraved plates of the Cathedral, the town hall, the exchange and the house of the German Hanse, the "Oosterhuis".
Title-page slightly damaged at the upper outer corner, not affecting the text, a few leaves slightly creased and with a few tiny spots.
Imhof, Jan Moretus and the continuation of the Plantin Press, S30 & S31; Simoni S104 & S101; STCV 6607472 & 6607558.

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