1588 Braun & Hogenberg - Damascus, urbs nobilissima ad Libanum montem Totius Syriae Metropolis [old color]
SOLD: 1588 Braun & Hogenberg bird's-eye-view of Damascus
Damascus, urbs nobilissima ad Libanum montem Totius Syriae Metropolis
Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg
35.5 x 32 cm (14 x 12.5 in)
Original hand color
Striking town plan of Damascus from a Latin edition of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum first issued in 1588.
Shows the fortified walls of the city and various buildings, public squares and other places of interest, with costumed locals and camels in the foreground.
Minor repairs on verso.