A fine birds eye view of the city of Caiazzo in Campania, Italy. This is an example of the later state with the addition of the 1597 date. The ‘Civitates Orbis Terrarum’ was compiled by George Braun (1541-1622) the Canon of Cologne Cathedral. Braun produced a total of over 500 city views and maps published in six parts between 1572 and 1617. Most of the engraving was the work of Simon Novellanus and Frans Hogenberg (1535-1590), many after drawings by George Hoefnagel. This item was published in the rarer fifth volume of the famous work first issued in 1598, this example is with German text to the verso indicating its issue in 1600. Koeman, C. (Atlantes) B&H 5, no. 66; Fauser, A. 2217.