Large copper engraved bird’s eye view of Blois (France), by BRAUN & HOGENBERG. Blois is a splendid and famous city in France, situated on the Loire, partly in the plain, partly on hills. Here are very many springs and wells, as a result of which many famous personalities who are ill come here on the advice of their doctors in order to recover their health. This has led to some royal and princely children being brought up here, so that Blois is sometimes called a royal city. Outside the town there is a very beautiful castle, the royal palace, from which one looks down into the broad pastures and river meadows. The city of Blois is drawnn from the southeast, from a viewpoint above Faubourg de Vienne overlooking the Loire. The château de Blois with its great central court (3) dates from the 13th century. The Renaissance Francis I wing is notable for its loggia façade and octagonal stair tower. Today the 17th century cathedral of Saint-Louis occupies what was previously the site of the church of Saint-Solenne. The former Benedictine abbey of Saint-Laumer was renamed the church of Saint-Nicolas. In the 16th century Blois was the residence of princes and kings, such as Louis XII and François I. Published in the atlas of Braun-Hogenberg “Civitas Orbis Terrarum” in 6 volumes from 1572 to 1617. Various editions of this atlas were published in Latin, German and French. The views were engraved by Franz Hogenberg and published by Georg Braun. Size with margins : 51,4 x 40,5 cm / 20 x 15,7 inches. Condition : good condition, handed colored. Edition : Théatre des Cités du Monde, Cologne, Tome II, Latin edition, 1575, 16th Century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Date Range: 1500-1599
- Type: City Map
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- City: Blois
- Country/Region: France