Auction 116, Lot 478

"Groninga, opulenta populosa, et valide contra hostiles insultus munita Phrisie urbs…", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 12.5 inches
43.2 x 31.8 cm

This is a fine bird's eye-view of the town of Groningen with particularly fine detail of the cathedral, churches, citadel and extensive fortifications. The surrounding farms are also intricately depicted. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

Fine old color on paper toned with some auburn in blank margins. Paper is still supple.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/20/2006

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