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Braun, Georg & Hogenberg, Franz
Aachen Aquisgranum, vulgo Aich, ad Menapiorum fines, perantiqua Imperij urbs, monumento Caroli Magni, Thermax prestantia, & peregrinorum, ob reliquias, frequetatione, memorabilis. Anno partae salutis. CI.C IC LXXVI. Coloniae Agripp:
Cologne: G. Braun & F. Hogenberg, 1572/76. Other. 321 by 387mm (12 by 15 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, hand colored in wash, published 1576 in volume I 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 plan shows a bird's eye view of the city of Aachen. A very nice and detailed plan of the city of Aachen with its walls and the nearby surrounding. The map is richly equipped with many houses, churches, etc. In the foreground with inhabitants. In the upper corners are two coat of arms of Aachen engraved. The title cartouche is in the lower left corner. Old colored example of this map, verso with descriptive German text. This view of Aachen by Braun and Hogenberg after the sketch by Hendrick Steenwyck, was only published from 1572 towards 1578, it was then replaced by a similar bird's eye view of Aachen in the townbooks by Braun & Hogenberg. 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 thir … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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