Engraved map. Sheet 110 x 470mm (4¼ x 18½"). Trimmed close to printed border and laid on album paper.
An early view of Vélez-Málaga, a market town three miles inland of the more famous resort, published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic atlas of townplans. George (or Joris) Hoefnagel (1542-1601) travelled around much of Europe, visiting England c.1570, and providing a number of town views for the 'Civitates'. He was accompanied by Abraham Ortelius in a trip around Spain in the mid 1560s and the pair often appear in Hoefnagel's sketches of the towns.
From a scrapbook compiled by Rev. Willaim Bradford (1780-1857), Chaplain and war artist during the Peninsula Wars.
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