The annexed view of Antwerp is taken from the Tête de Flandre, a fortified post on the left bank of the river Schelde, immediately opposite to the city.
The river is here a broad and noble stream, and at high water navigable for vessels of large tonnage. Its convenient situation rendered it, at one period, almost the chief commercial entrepôt of the North of Europe, and it reckoned no less than two hundred thousand inhabitants: the population of Antwerp has, however, now dwindled down to little more than a fourth of that number.
There is perhaps no city in the North of Europe which, on inspection, awakens greater interest, and it abounds in fine old buildings which bear testimony to its former wealth and importance. The lofty and richly embellished Tower of the Cathedral forms the most striking object, from whichever side we view the city.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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