Joris Hoefnagle's map of Brightstowe was published in 1581. It was an engraving inaccurately copied from of an earlier survey by William Smith (1568). Hoefnagle's map was reproduced in Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' (1572 - 1617), the first published collection of town plans from around the world.