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Author: Guicciardini, Lodovico, 1521-1589.
Title: The description of the Low countreys and of the prouinces thereof, gathered into an epitome out of the historie of Lodouico Guicchardini
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2011-04 (EEBO-TCP Phase 2).
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Print source: The description of the Low countreys and of the prouinces thereof, gathered into an epitome out of the historie of Lodouico Guicchardini
Guicciardini, Lodovico, 1521-1589., Danett, Thomas, fl. 1566-1601.

Imprinted at London: By Peter Short for Thomas Chard, 1593.
Alternate titles: Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi. English. Abridgments
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A02335.0001.001

Contents
title page
epigraph
To the Right Honorable my especiall good Lord the Lord Burghley, high Treasorer of England. Knight of the most No∣ble order of the Garter, and Mai∣ster of hir Maiesties Court of Wards and Liucris.
A Table how to find readilie all the Prouinces of these low Countreys, in the same order that they be described in this Booke.
An Epitome of Lodouico Guicciardinis description of the Low Countries.
The Scituation of the Lowe Countreys is such as heere followeth.
A Discourse of the Sea.
Commodities of Fish, namely of Her∣ryngs, Cod, and Salmon, that the Sea yeeldeth to the Low Contreys. And first of Herrings.
The second principall Fish commodious to the Low Countreys is God, in Flemish Ca∣biliau, in French Morüe, in Latine Asel∣lus Maior, differing from Merlus called Asellus Minor.
The third principall Fish of commo∣ditieto the Low Countrey is Salmon.
The Forrests and Woods of the Con∣trey, are these following.
The Customs and manner of liuing of the People of thes Low countreys, are these that follow.
The Gouernment of the Prince, and first of the Regent.
Certaine statutes made by the prince for the preseruation of the State.
The maner of assembling the states of of the Low Countries is this.
The States of each Prouince are these.
The Particular Description of euery Prouince of the Low countreys.
Now followeth the particular description of euery one of thes Prouinces, and first of Lothier or Lothrie.
Brabant.
Louuain.
Bruxelles.
Andwerp.
The causes of the great wealth that And∣werp is growne to, are three.
The Reuenews of Andwerp are these.
The Princes reuenewes in Andwerp.
The pollicie of Andwerpe in the ad∣ministration of Iustice Criminall.
Pollicie in iustice Ciuill.
Their Mariages.
A briefe rehearsall of all the nota∣ble thinges in Andwerpe.
The noble houses in Andwerp.
A notable discourse of the trafique & Commerce of Andwerpe with strang and forren Nations.
A discourse of the Exchaunge.
A rehearsall of such Marchandice as commeth out of dyuers Coun∣treys to Andwerpe and is sent into those Countries from Andwerp, & first of Italie.
Roome.
Ancona.
Bouloigne.
Venis.
Naples.
Sicile.
Milan
Florence.
Genes,
Mantoua.
Luques.
Allmaigne.
Denmarcke, Osterland, Liuonie, Norwaie, Swe∣den, Poland, & other Septētrionall prouinces.
A discourse of Amber which cōmeth out of the Septentrionall Prouinces aboue rehearsed.
Fraunce by Sea.
France by land.
England.
Scotland.
Ireland.
Spaine.
Portugale.
Barbarie.
A briefe abstract of the valew of the principall Marchandies brought yearely to Andwerp and the Low countreys, out of each of these Prouinces aboue rehearsed.
Bolduc.
The Marquisat of the sacred Empire.
The Dutchie of Arschot.
The Marquisat of Bergh.
The Countie of Hoochstrat▪
The County of Meghen.
The Baronie of Breda.
How the principaut of Orenge came to the house of Nassau, a discourse somewhat out of the Description of the Low countreys.
The Petegree of the Prince of Orenge, shewing how Orenge came to the house of Nassau.
The reuenewes of William late Prince of Orenge.
The Baronie of Diest.
The Baronie of Grimberghen.
Mastricht
Steenberghe.
Lire.
viluorden.
Gemblours.
Ioudoigne
Hannut.
Landen.
Halen.
Sichenen.
Herentals.
Eindouen.
Helmont.
Graue.
Market townes called frāke, though not walled, yet enioying the priuilege of walled townes are these 18. following.
Diuers Villages of name in Brabant.
The Seniorie of Rauestein.
The Duchie of Lembourg.
Walckembourg, Dalem, Rhode∣le-Duc and Carpen.
The most important priuileges of Brabant.
Seuen principall priuileges granted to the Brabanders by their owne Princes.
The Seniorie of Malines.
The Countie of Horne.
GVELDRES.
Ruermonde.
Zutphen.
Arnem.
Hattem.
Elbourg.
Harderwick.
Wagheninghen.
Tiell.
Bomell.
Brouchorst.
Dosbourg.
Doetecum.
Iserenberghe.
Locchem.
Groel, Bredernoerde,
Straelem,
Wachtendonck.
Erkelens.
Keppel & Bourke.
Ghendt.
Battembourg.
Montfort.
Culembourg.
Buren.
Ouerissel.
Deuenter.
Swol.
Campen.
FRISE.
The Isle of Schellinck.
GROENINGHEN.
HOLLAND.
Naerden.
Townes vnwalled in Holland, yet enioving the priuiledges of walled townes.
Beuerwick.
Nieuport.
The principall villages of Holland.
The Isles that be of the Iu∣risdiction of Holland.
Voorn.
ZELAND.
The Descriptiō of the Iles, & first of Schouwe, the principall of the Oriental Iles, called in Latin Saldia.
The second Orientall Isle.
The third Orientall Isle.
The secondwalled Towne of this Isle is,
The Occidentall Isles whereof the first is Walckeren called in Latine Valachria.
In this Iland are these townes following.
The villages of Walkeren Sautland,
The second Occident all Isle.
The second walled Town.
Goes or Tergoes.
The third occident all Ile is Northeueland.
The fourth and last occiden∣tall Ile is.
The gouernment of Zeeland.
FLANDERS.
Flandres Flamingant.
GAVNT.
BRVGES.
The Chamber or court called du Franc.
Hipre.
The 4. principall Ports of whereof the first is
The 4. principall port of Flaunders is
The Seniorie and Viscountie of Berghe of S. Winoc.
Oestbourg.
Muncherede, Blancheberghe, Honcke,
Lombartzide.
Steeghers, Marghem.
FLANDERS GALLICANT.
L' Isle in latin Insula.
Douay.
Flanders Imperiall.
The propre or Domaine of the coun∣tie of Flanders.
ARTOYS.
Bassee.
The Description of the villages of Artoys.
Cambray.
HAYNAVLT.
Montz.
Valenciennes.
The description of the principall vil∣lages of Haynault.
LVXEMBOVRG.
The Citty of Luxembourg.
The Earledome of Namur.
The Citty of Namur
The Bishoprick of Liege.
The Cittie of Liege.
Description of the Villages.
A Discourse of the great difference be∣tweene the Countrey and people of Liege, and the Countrey and Citizens of Aix, notwithstanding that they be but six Leagues distant, and both vn∣der one climat.
Description of Aix in La∣tine Aquisgranum.
Corrections of Faults escaped. in the printing.