Leeuwarden Franeker Holland Netherlands city plans 1580 Braun & Hogenberg mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Opp: 1580 //
hominum, in Frisia Occidentali,
ut plurimum saedes.
(Leeuwarden & Franeker, West Friesland Holland / Nederland / Netherlands).
Issued Cologne, c.1580 by Braun & Hogenberg after Jacob van Deventer.
Beautiful 16th century antique city plans of these two historically significant Dutch cities.
Displays a remarkable level of detail, showing countless individual homes, as well as churches, ramparts, bridges, farms, etc. Natives in local dress seen bottom left.
Decorative strapwork cartouches add to the map's visual appeal.
Minor light toning but overall fine and excellent example of this 16th century map.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 20" x 15 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 18 1/2" x 12".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1, p. 143.