Mechelen Malines Brabant Belgium c. 1740 Basire engraved large city plan mapBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Mechlin, or Malines the Capital of one of the ten Provinces of the.
Netherlands in Brabant an Archbishoprick, situated upon ye Dyle.
Issued London: c 1730-40; for Tindal. Engraved by Basire.
Fine antique folio sheet engraved city plan printed in the early 18th century.
Engraved with lovely full hand color.
The birds-eye perspective depicts hundreds of individual houses and buildings, as well as the original street plan and early fortified walls.
In Good+ condition, light minor age wear, inoffensive old creasing, but overall remaining clean and visually attractive. Pleasing age patina.
Sheet measures c. 21" W x 16 1/2" H.
Engraved area measures c. 18 1/2" W x 14 1/2" H.
Folio. Original fold line as issued.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , Basire, vol.1, p. 94.