An antique copper engraving in original hand colours of a bird's eye view of the French port of Caletum, now known as Calais. Published in 1597 in Braun and Hogenberg's "Principal Cities of the World". Calais in 1597 was under the power of King Philip of Spain.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "Calais [...] is a city in Flanders, a very strong fortress due to its natural location and the skill of its builders, that has always been considered a key or, as it were, a gateway to France. [...] Calais lies on the border when one travels from Flanders to England, exactly opposite the English port of Dover."
Print size: 40cm x 32.5cm
Frame size: 51cm x 44.5cm