"Noua Palmae civitas in patria Foroiuliensi ad maris Adriatici ostium contra Barbarorum incursum a Venetis a aedisicata", Braun & Hogenberg
Period: 1593 (dated)
Publication: Civites Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 14 inches
46.7 x 35.6 cm
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.
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.