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BRAUN, G. /HOGENBERG, F. - EDENBURG / EDENBURGUM, SCOTIAE METROPOLIS 1588

BRAUN, G. /HOGENBERG, F. - EDENBURG / EDENBURGUM, SCOTIAE METROPOLIS 1588
EDENBURG / EDENBURGUM, SCOTIAE METROPOLIS 1588 - BRAUN, G. /HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : EDENBURG / EDENBURGUM, SCOTIAE METROPOLIS 1588.
Map maker : BRAUN, G. /HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne, 1588.
Size : 13.5 x 17.8 inches. / 34.2 x 45.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :From an engraving in Ralph Holishedís Chronicles [1574], the Scottish Capital of Edinburgh during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots. Viewed from the South, it includes the dominant hilltop Castle, entitled Castrum puellarum (Fortress of the young maidens). This is probably reference to the royal Court of Mary which, ever her first departure from Scotland to wed the Dauphin of France in 1548, had included many young female members of the Scottish nobility. The walled Old Town with its tall tenement buildings encircled by medieval walls lies below the Citadel & the Cathedral of St.Giles, with its distinctive crowned spire, is visible mid-centre. The Palace of Holyrood, ransacked during the English raids at the end of Henry VIIIís reign, lies just outside the City Walls on the right.
French text verso.
Condition : Good condition strong impression.


ID: 92125

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