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Antique Print-PLAN-BRAGA-BRACARA AUGUSTA-PORTUGAL-Braun-Hogenberg-1596
1596. Antique print, titled: 'Nova Bracarae Auguste Descriptio.' - A bird eye's view / plan of Bracara Augusta in Portugal. A 16th-century map of Braga, when the city was enclosed by its mediaeval wall. The large building in the centre is the Cathedral, while the Episcopal Palace and courtyards can be seen above the cathedral and the ancient Castle of Braga. Etching / engraving with original hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: This plan was first published in the 1596 ed. of the famous six volume town book : 'Civitatis Orbis Terrarum.', published in Cologne, 1572-1617 by Georg Braun. The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572. The sixth and the final volume appeared in 1617. This great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg (he created the first four volumes of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum. The fifth and sixth volume was created by Simon van den Neuwel (Novellanus), eventually contained 546 prospects, bird-eye views and map views of cities from all over the world. Braun was greatly assisted in his project by the close, and continued interest of Abraham Ortelius, whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 was, as a systematic and comprehensive collection of maps of uniform style, the first true atlas. The Civitates, indeed, was intended as a companion for the Theatrum,but appeared even more succesfull. Over a hundred of different artists and cartographers, the most significant of whom was Antwerp artist Georg (Joris) Hoefnagel (1542-1600), engraved the copper-plates from drawings. He not … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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