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Brilium, Holandiae Opp. Ob Intestinum Batavicum Bellum, Quod Anno Partae Salutis, M.D.LXXII. Calend Aprlis, Hic Initium Sumpsit, Famosum
Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg, 1575. unbound. very good(-). View. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13.75" x 19.25". Beautiful town plan of Brielle (den Briel) in the Netherlands, circa 1575. The panoramic birds-eye view reveals the pastoral and maritime nature of the area. North is oriented at the bottom of the page. From the city atlas "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", a collection of city views and plans created as a companion to Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". The editions were published between 1572-1617. This edition has Latin text on back and is from Volume II. Overall toning and some mat burn. Minor wear along edges. Small holes along centerfold. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a Catholic cleric who edited the "Civitates orbis terrarum," a collection of 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of international cities. Hogenberg created the tables for the first 4 volumes. Together, these two geographers created a work that set new standard for cartography for the next century. This plan of Brielle demonstrates the high quality of their work.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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