Coloured town plan of Amsterdam from the landmark Braun & Hogenberg atlas of cities throughout the world entitled “Civitates Orbis Terrarum” first published in 1572. The plan, initially appearing in 1572, shows a detailed view of 16th century Amsterdam with its waterways and monuments; identified in a legend to the bottom left of the plan which specifies 28 separate locations. The plan is based on a 1544 twelve block woodcut engraving of Amsterdam by Cornelis Antoniszoon. A description of the town appears verso in Latin. Other than a repaired short split to the bottom centrefold and two pinholes (probably guides for binding), the map is a fine example with wide margins in excellent condition. 34 cm x 48.5 cm