Antique Print-FRANEKER-FRIESLAND-van der Keere-Guicicardini-1613

Print

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‘FRANICKER.’

– This print shows a view of Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands. In the back we see the city with churches, mills and gateways to the city. In the front we see animals in the fields and horses and carriages on the road to the city. French text on reverse.

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Description

This print shows a view of Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands. In the back we see the city with churches, mills and gateways to the city. In the front we see animals in the fields and horses and carriages on the road to the city. French text on reverse.

Made by Pieter van den Keere after Lodovico Guicciardini.

Medium: Engraving on handlaid (verge) paper.

Sheet size: 20 x 14.2 cm (7.87 x 5.59 inch). Image size: 19.5 x 14 cm. (7.68 x 5.51 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Brown stains and brownish paper. Creases. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

FRANEKER-FRIESLAND-NORTHERN NETHERLANDS-HORSES-CITY-CHURCHES-MILLS-MEADOWS | RBOS-A9-19

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This attractive print originates from the scarse French edition of ‘Description de touts les Pays-Bas …’, by L. Guicciardini, published by Jan Janszn., Arnhem and Petrus van der Keere, Amsterdam in 1613. Lodovico Guicciardini (1521-1589): Italian merchant from aristocratic descent. He was born in Florence, a son of Jacopo Guicciardini. His uncle was the famous author Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540) who wrote ‘La historia di Italia’. The Guicciardini family established a presence in Antwerp and in 1541 Lodovico arrived to work with his uncle. At the same time they functioned as informents for the Medici’s back home. He stayed until his death. At one point he was accused with his brother Giovan Battista of killing Gaspare Ducci, who they held resposible for their bancruptcy in 1543. Lodovico apparently started writing in 1552 and in 1556 he published his first work ‘Comentarii della……’, about European history. In 1567 he got the ‘Descrittione….’ published. He wrote a few more works. In 1569 he landed in jail because he critisized Alva’s policies. In 1582 he landed in jail again because he apparently knew Jean Jaureguy, who tried to kill William of Orange, but he was released soon. Although he had been prosperous at times he ended a poor man.

Biography engraver: Pieter van den Keere or Petrus Kaerius (1571-1646), a Flemish engraver, publisher and globe maker.

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Dimensions 14 × 20 × 1 cm

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