"Traiectum", Braun & Hogenberg
Subject: The Netherlands
Period: 1572 (circa)
Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.6 x 13 inches
47.2 x 33 cm
Bird's-eye view of Utrecht with details of the surrounding fields, farms and structures. The map includes scenes of a farmer plowing, a workman going to his chores and a typical upper-class couple of the period. The town itself has each building and parcel of land delineated as well as notes of the streets and buildings of interest. Decorated with two coats-of-arms and three strapwork cartouches.
Attractive old color. Water stain at top with chipping at top paper edge. Centerfold separation confined to bottom margin. While paper is still sound, it would benefit from professional conservation.