This is a fascinating view of the town of Plon (Plona) in northen Germany, near Lubeck. Plon traces its history to the 10th century. The view shows Plon, its large large church and the castle above, on an island on the Ploner See. Small boats and fishermen are shown on the lake which is surrounded by several smaller lakes and green fields. In the upper left corner is the palace of Heinrich Rantzau, who requested and funded this view in 1593. In the foreground a nobleman on horse, a nun, a noblewoman and a hunter are shown. Latin text on verso.
1596 Braun & Hogenberg Bird's Eye View of the German Town Plon and its Vicinity
Plona [or] Henrici Ranzovii Producis Cimbrici opera et Impensis Delineatum Anno A C. N 1593
Map Maker Specifics
Braun & Hogenberg, 1596, Koln
14.1 x 19.1 in. plus margins
Very Good - Excellent. Nice strike and good coloring. Slight toning, mostly near the edges. A few soil spots. Issued centerfold.