As a wool and cloth-trading city, Bristol, founded at the turn of the 11th century, took an increasing important role and was for centuries England's second most important city after London. The bridge gave the city its name early on: the Old English name Brycgstow means the "place at the bridge". The castle on the right, which is well fortified and has a moat, was erected under Norman rule. Bristol was the homeport of an important merchant fleet, which led to the founding of the renowned Society of Merchant Ventures; in 1497 the city became the departure point for John Cabot's expedition to North America.
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 : 56 x 41 cm / 22 x 16,1 inches. Condition : good condition, repairs in upper margin, the lower right and left side (see image), handed colored. Edition : Théatre des Cités du Monde, Cologne, Tome III, French edition, 1583, 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.