Auction 111, Lot 417

"Mechelen - Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlineensis, in Meditullio Brabantiae Sitae, Exactis Delineatio", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Belgium - Mechelen

Period: 1578 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13 inches
45.7 x 33 cm

Very nice bird's-eye plan of the fortified city of Mechelen in Antwerpen Province. The Dyle River flows through the city and is diverted fully around the city to a form a circular, protective moat. Two very handsome coats of arms decorate the top and figures overlook Mechelen from a hilltop in the foreground. Latin text on verso, affected by trimming.


Condition: B

Fine impression with old color. Close trimmed with about 1/4" margin all around.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/8/2005