LA VILLE ET CHASTEAU DE MILAN
Very rare Belleforest plan of Milan. Geography taken from the Braun & Hogenberg.
Woodblock plan of Milan . Extremely well engraved. Castle at top under title MEDIOLANUM. All fortifications marked with fields outside. Description of city in text box. City emblems.
Larger than normal and folded into book.
Superb hand colouring.
Tiny reinforcement at back on centrefold invisible.
This sought after extremely rare plan of Milan is in excellent condition.
Publication Belleforest La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le Monde. Paris, Nicolas Chesneau - Michel Sonnius, 1575. (= French edition of Münster's Cosmographia).
Only other example I can, find is in The Biblioteque National de France
Ref : https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b530425092/f1.item
Map much better than images on website
code : M4519
Cartographer : ANON
Date : 1575 Paris
Size : 32*47 cms
availability : Available
Price : £895