Auction 95, Lot 248

"Brilium, Holandiae Opp. Ob Intestinum Batavicum Bellum, Quod Anno Partae Salutis, M.D.LXXII, Calend Aprlis, Hic Initium Sumpsit, Famosum", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Civites Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 13.7 inches
48.8 x 34.8 cm

Attractive bird's eye view of Den Briel, an important 16th century port. The city is situated on a large island and is protected by both walls and canals. The panoramic view provides a quaint view of the surrounding farms, livestock, ships, boat building, fishing and even a sea battle. It is further embellished with two strapwork title cartouches. North is oriented at the bottom of the map. French text on verso.

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Condition: B

A couple of tiny worm holes along center fold. Pleasant later color with a bit of bleed through along fold.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/13/2001

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