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BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Venetia. (Venice)

BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. -  Venetia. (Venice)
Venetia. (Venice) - BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Venetia. (Venice).
Map maker : BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne 1580.
Size : 13.2 x 19.1 inches. / 33.5 x 48.5 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Precise, beautiful bird's-eye view of Venice, clearly depicting the city's architectural landmark. The surrounding lagoon is animated with a great variety of sailing vessels. At bottom centre is a procession of the droge and dignitaries. The vignette is flanked on both sides by 153 entries listing palaces, churches, offices, etc.
From the greatest publication in this genre!. The "Civitates" was compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne Cathedral. Braun gathered together vast amounts of information and draft plans to produce over 500 city views/maps published in six parts between 1572 and 1617. Most of these engravings were made by Simon Novellanus and Frans Hogenberg, many after drawings by Joris Hoefnagel.
Goss pl.55.
Condition : In very good condition. Some very minor age-toning. A good and dark impression.

ID: 08725

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