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Braun/Hogenberg Franz/ Georg ( 1572 - 1618 ) Cologne
Liber Quartus Urbium Praecipuarum totius mundi.
Artist: Braun/Hogenberg Franz/ Georg ( - 1618 ) Cologne; issued in: Cologne; date: ca 1617 ( Frans Hogenberg (1535 ? 1590) was a Flemish and German painter engraver and mapmaker Hogenberg was born in Mechelen as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg In 1568 he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva He travelled to London where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne He is known for portraits and topographical views as well as historical allegories He also produced scenes of contemporary historical events George Braun (1541-1622) a cleric of Cologne was the principal editor of the "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572 The sixth and the final volume appeared in 161. technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm) 36,5 x 23 cm; From Braun Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum or Cities of the World was published between 1572 and 1617.Title page from volume four of a Latin edition of this monumental work on the great cities of the world. The title is engraved on an architectural monument around which seven female figures from Roman mythology gather. Such as: Constantia (steadfast), Honor (god of honor), Dignitas (virtue), Pax (peace), Justitia (justice), Diligenti (diligence) and Sapientia (wisdom).
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [München, Germany]
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