"Groninga, opulenta populosa, et valide contra hostiles insultus munita Phrisie urbs…", Braun & Hogenberg
Period: 1580 (circa)
Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
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.
Fine old color on paper toned with some auburn in blank margins. Paper is still supple.