"Brilium, Holandiae Opp. Ob Intestinum Batavicum Bellum, Quod Anno Partae Salutis, M.D.LXXII, Calend Aprlis, Hic Initium Sumpsit, Famosum", Braun & Hogenberg
Period: 1572 (circa)
Publication: Civites Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
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.
A couple of tiny worm holes along center fold. Pleasant later color with a bit of bleed through along fold.