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Braun, Georg & Hogenberg, Franz. Lille. Published in “Civitates Orbis Terrarum” vol ii. [c.1575-1612].

“The Civitates is one of the great books of the World, (…) a wonderful compendium of knowledge of life in Europe in the sixteenth century” (R.V. Tooley). It was published in 6 volumes over the span of forty five years from 1572-1617. It was the first atlas specifically of town views, mostly of European towns (although there are a few of New World cities). A colourful view of the French town of Lille, showing buildings such as churches, hospitals and residential housing. Latin text verso

Map Condition: Creases and a few small chips/tears to margins but on the whole quite good. Map Type: Copperplate engraving with old hand colouring.

Stock No: 1429
Cartographer: Braun, Georg & Hogenberg, Franz
Year: [c.1575-1612]

Height (in):12-3/4″32.3 cm.

Width (in): 16-3/4″-42.5 cm.