GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Cestria, 1572 or later.

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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG
Cestria Vulgo Chester Angliae Civitas
Cologne: Frans Hogenberg, 1572 or later
Copperplate engraving with original hand-color
Paper size: 15 3/4" x 20 1/2"

Finely engraved view of the City of Chester in England, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum.

Based on the survey of William Smith, the bird's-eye plan shows the town's prominent Norman castle, walled defenses and central cathedral.

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