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BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Cusco, Regni Peru in Novo Orbe Caput.

BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Cusco, Regni Peru in Novo Orbe Caput.
Cusco, Regni Peru in Novo Orbe Caput. - BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Cusco, Regni Peru in Novo Orbe Caput..
Map maker : BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Antwerp, 1572.
Size : 11.2 x 9.4 inches. / 28.5 x 24.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :According to George Braun : "The capital of Peru in the south of the New world is Cusco, a city so large, powerful and beautiful that it can easily rank alongside the most important cities in Spain and France [...] The streets are generally very straight with numerous crossroads and a stream flows down most streets. The city is particularly embellished by a wonderful palace that lies on a steep hill and has no compare in Europe...".
The engraving offers a bird's-eye view of Cusco.
From part one of the six parts published between 1572 and 1617 of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum. This image is the only view to depict cities in the New World. Native figures in the foreground appear carrying the Inca King on a covered throne.
The Cusco view is the half-sheet originally published with Mexico view.
Condition : Good condition, strong impression, water stain on the back just shows through at the bottom of the print, no holes no tears no signs of wear.

ID: 91702

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