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Cambrai, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg. 1596/97



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Item Number:  24152
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > France

Antique map - bird's-eye view plan of Cambrai by Braun & Hogenberg, with key to locations.

COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "Cambrai lies between the Seine and the Rhine and is so well fortified by a citadel and ramparts that it might be taken for a city in the Netherlands. Before acquiring such high regard and magnificence in our own times, however, it had to endure great military conflicts and all kinds of misfortune."

The present bird's-eye view of Cambrai serves as a useful complement to the prospect seen in cavalier perspective in the fourth volume. It offers a good overview of the layout of the heavily fortified episcopal city on the Schelde and the position of its most important buildings: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce cathedral (a), the town hall (y), the church of Saint-Martin (c) and the abbey of Saint-Aubert (f). (Taschen)

Date of the first edition: 1596
Date of this map: 1596
Date on map: 1596

Copper engraving
Size: 33 x 45cm (12.9 x 17.6 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 4, 757, State 1; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.375.

From: Urbium Praeipuarum Mundi Theatrum Quintum Auctore Georgio Braunio Agrippinate. Part 5. Köln, 1596/97. (Van der Krogt 4, 41:1.5)