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Antique maps > europe > france > Antique map of Blamont by Braun & Hogenberg
Blanmont au Pays de Vauge en Loreyne - Braun & Hogenberg, 1575-1612.
Bird's-eye view of Blâmont.
CARTOUCHE: Blâmont in Lorraine's Pays de Vague.
Signed bottom right: Painted by Georg Hoefnagel.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "Blâmont is a town in Lorraine, about six stone throws from Nancy and ten from Strasbourg. The town is not very big, but in a charming situation. The town is important for three reasons; firstly it has a very big old castle, secondly a ducal palace and thirdly the inhabitants are almost all farmers, good, pious and honourable people."
In this view of the town of Blâmont, the 12th-century castle and the ducal palace stand out in particular. In the 12th and 13th centuries Blâmont was a fief of the Salm family, and it became a county in the 15th century. In the mid-16th century Christina of Denmark resided here until she was driven out by French troops, who occupied the land until 1661. During the Thirty Years' War, the town was completely burned down and the castle was destroyed by Richelieu and the troops of Louis XIII. (Taschen)
Size: 29.5 x 45.5cm (11.4 x 17.7 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Old coloured, some browning along upper centrefold
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 4, 508, State 1; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p. 148.
From: Civitates Orbis Terrarum, ... Part 2. Köln, 1575-1612.
Item number: 21636
Price: 400 Euro
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