Douai Dovay France c.1580 Braun & Hogenberg city plan large map old hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Europe / France / Douai).
Issued c.1580, Cologne Germany by Braun & Hogenberg
Beautiful 16th century engraved map, with lovely original hand color.
Hundreds of individual buildings rendered with land plots and important public buildings. Two figures in local dress at lower left, strapwork title top right.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, small loss of green at center centerfold, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original centerfold as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 15 3/4"H x 21"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 13"H x 15 5/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.