Uncoloured town plan of Chester 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 Chester including its protective walls, churches, coats of arms of the city and local nobles and residents in period clothing. A description of the town appears verso in French. The map has some minor marginal chipping; otherwise a strong dark impression in excellent condition. 32.5 cm x 43.5 cm