Coloured town plan of Avignon from the landmark Braun & Hogenberg atlas of cities throughout the world entitled "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" first published in 1572. The plan shows a detailed bird's-eye view of 16th century Avignon including the city's coat of arms, its protective walls, churches, palaces and local residents in period clothing. A description of the town appears verso in Latin. The map has some centrefold repairs with minor loss; otherwise a finely coloured example in very good condition. 30.5 cm x 46 cm