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Hainaut Belgium, Hannoniae Comitatus De Script, Old map Guicciardini Ludovico 1588
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Hainaut Belgium, Hannoniae Comitatus De Script, Guicciardini Ludovico 1588

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Engraved hand colored map of Hainaut in the Renaissance, original antique 16th century map full of details.

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Hainaut Belgium, Hannoniae Comitatus De Script, Old map Guicciardini Ludovico 1588

Title: Hannoniae Comitatus De Script.

16th century antique map titled "Hannoniae Comitatus De Script" by Ludovic Guicciardini The map describes the area of Hainaut, a historical region in present-day Belgium and France.

Hainaut was often embroiled in military conflicts. It was besieged multiple times during the various wars of the 16th century, including the Italian Wars and the Eighty Years' War.
It was also a part of the Spanish Netherlands during the 16th century, in Guicciardini's work.

Engraved hand colored map of Hainaut in the Renaissance, original antique 16th century map full of details.
The map show the fortified cities around the rivers, including its forest and landscape.

The maker: Ludovico Guicciardini was an Italian merchant and writer who produced a series of maps and descriptions of various regions in Europe during the late 16th century.

The map of the County of Hainaut is part of his work titled "Description of the Low Countries" ("Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi"), which was first published in 1567. Guicciardini's work was significant as it provided detailed descriptions and maps of the regions in the Low Countries during a time of great political and economic importance in Europe.

The map itself likely provides valuable insights into the geography, settlements, and topography of the County of Hainaut during the 16th century.
It would have been created using the cartographic techniques available at that time and may include information on towns, rivers, forests, and other features of the landscape.
Guicciardini's maps and descriptions have been studied by historians and cartographers interested in understanding the historical geography of Europe and the Low Countries during the Renaissance period.

Size sheet: 14 x 13.25 inches. 36 x 33.5.
Image: 12.75 x 9 inches. 32 x 24 cm.

Condition Very Good.
• Paper: Bright and clean with no toning and no tears or creases.
• Image: Sharp engraved lines with no foxing or discoloration in image.
• Overall: A pleasing example of an antique map with minimal age-related wear.

The MAPandMAPs Team.