Valenciennes Belgium Northern France c.1580 Braun & Hogenberg large city planBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Valencena, Quondam Cygnorum Vallis, Urbs Han: Perelegas et Valde Magnifica.
(Europe / Valenciennes Northern France- Belgium).
Issued c.1580, Cologne. Braun & Hogenberg.
Beautiful 16th century folio sheet engraved map, with lovely original hand color.
Hundreds of individual buildings rendered with endless garden plots and large important public buildings. Two local figures stand at lower right.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, 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. 14"H x 15 1/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1.