Original 1595 Braun & Hogenberg CHTEAU DE BLMONT Birds-Eye-View Map France
Original Braun & Hogenberg birds-eye-view of Blâmont in the Lorraine region of northeastern France, printed more than 420 years ago. This spectacular town plan was published by Braun & Hogenberg, Cologne, in their Atlas Civitates Orbis Terrarum , Cologne, circa 1595. The image area measures 29 x 45.7 cm [11½" x 18"] on a double-folio sheet, with generous margins on all sides. The title is contained within a decorative cartouche: Blanmont au Pays de Vauge en Loreyne , and prominent features include the 12th-century castle, ducal palace, and fortifications. Human figures in the foreground illustrate period costumes and add perspective to the view, drawn by Flemish painter and printmaker Joris Hoefnagel. There's a full page of French text on the reverse side, with a large, decorative initial cap. This map is in very good condition, with a vertical center fold, as issued, and a few tiny dings along the outer edges.
Please see the scans, which include a view of the full sheet and reverse side, and feel free to ask any questions. This is an original , authentic antique map, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. It was compiled by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, publishers of history's most opulent collection of town maps and illustrations.
This map would make a very handsome and dramatic display in your den or office. It would also make a perfect gift, and we'll include our helpful framing tips for your reference, along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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- Condition: Used
- Type: Map
- Maker: Braun & Hogenburg
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Region: Europe
- Region or Country: Lorraine
- Country: France
- Product Type: Antique Map
- Date of Origin: 1595
- Continent: Europe
- Country/Region: France
- Format: Atlas Map
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate