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Braun, Georg & Hogenberg, Franz
Gandavum, Amplißima Flandriae urbs, á Julio Caesare condita, et á suo nomine Caio, ut Chronici Brabantini loquuntur, dicta...
Cologne, 1572-78. Other. 335 by 479mm (13 by 18 inches).. Original antique hand colored copper engraving, published in volume V of the townbooks “Civitates Orbis Terrarum” by Braun and Hogenberg. The entire series of the ‘Civitates Orbis Terrarum' comprised six volumes and was published and printed from 1572 towards 1619 in Cologne. This is a beautiful bird's eye plan of Ghent. The Schelde and Leie Rivers snake their way through the city. A numbered key identifies over 100 locations in the plan, including the cathedral of Sint-Baaf near the center of the image, and the Sint-Baaf monastery shown at top, surrounded by moats. Georg Braun (also Brunus, Bruin; 1541 – 10 March 1622) was a topo-geographer. From 1572 to 1617 he edited the Civitates orbis terrarum, which contains 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of cities from all around the world. He was the principal editor of the work, he acquired the tables, hired the artists, and wrote the texts. He died as an octogenarian in 1622, as the only survivor of the original team to witness the publication of volume VI in 1617. Braun was born and died in Cologne. His principal profession was as a Catholic cleric. However, he spent thirty-seven years as canon and dean at the church, St. Maria ad Gradus, in Cologne. His six-volume work was inspired by Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia. In form and layout it resembles the 1570 Theatrum orbis terrarum by Abraham Ortelius, as Ortelius was interested in a complementary companion for the Theatrum. The Braun publication set new standards in cartography for over 100 years. Frans Hoge … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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