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Braun, Georg & Hogenberg, Franz
Arnheim, Geldern, Venlo & Ruhrmond Arnhemium, Gelriae in Ripa Rheni Opp. - Venlonum, Opp: arte et natura munitu, Mosae ripa issus Frc. - Geleria Opp: Uniuersae eiusdem adpellationis Regioni nomen Suppeditans. - Ruremunda Gelriae Opp.
Cologne: G. Braun & F. Hogenberg, 1590. Other. 365 by 485mm (14 by 19 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, hand colored in wash when published ca. 1590 in volume III of the town book ‘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. This decorative map shows four plans on one doublepage, all in bird´s eye views. They shows us ground plans of these four cities. The maps are very detailed engraved with many houses, streets, churches, etc. 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 Hogenberg (1535–1590, from Mechelen) created the tables fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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