Coloured town plan of Bristol from the landmark Braun & Hogenberg atlas of cities throughout the world entitled “Civitates Orbis Terrarum” first published in 1572. The plan, initially appearing in 1581, shows details of 16th century Bristol including its protective walls, castle, churches and local residents in period clothing. A description of the town appears verso in French. The map, which has wide margins, is a strong dark impression in excellent condition. 34 cm x 44 cm