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Auction 95, Lot 270

"Noua Palmae civitas in patria Foroiuliensi ad maris Adriatici ostium contra Barbarorum incursum a Venetis a aedisicata", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Italy

Period: 1593 (dated)

Publication: Civites Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 14 inches
46.7 x 35.6 cm
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A splendid bird's eye view of the medieval fortified city. The city is perfectly laid-out in the shape of nine-sided star with a moat, high walls and batteries. The orderly city streets radiate out from a central cathedral and community well. The corners of the map contain medallions and strapwork cartouches to provide a balanced composition to the perfect city plan.


Condition: B

Map has been trimmed to neatlines and remargined all around with a sturdy, lighter toned paper. There is a bit of color offsetting along the centerfold, but color appears to be old.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/13/2001