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BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Vienna Austriae Metropolis, Urbs Toto Orbe Notissima Celebratissimaq, Unicum Hodie in Oriente contra Saevissimum Turcam Invictum Propugnacvium [in set with:] Buda, vulgo Ofen, prima & regia Ungarici regni civitas, . . .

BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. -  Vienna Austriae Metropolis, Urbs Toto Orbe Notissima Celebratissimaq, Unicum Hodie in Oriente contra Saevissimum Turcam Invictum Propugnacvium [in set with:] Buda, vulgo Ofen, prima & regia Ungarici regni civitas, . . .
Vienna Austriae Metropolis, Urbs Toto Orbe Notissima Celebratissimaq, Unicum Hodie in Oriente contra Saevissimum Turcam Invictum Propugnacvium [in set with:] Buda, vulgo Ofen, prima & regia Ungarici regni civitas, . . . - BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Vienna Austriae Metropolis, Urbs Toto Orbe Notissima Celebratissimaq, Unicum Hodie in Oriente contra Saevissimum Turcam Invictum Propugnacvium [in set with:] Buda, vulgo Ofen, prima & regia Ungarici regni civitas, . . ..
Map maker : BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne, (1572) 1577.
Size : 12.1 x 18.5 inches. / 30.7 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Two very desirable and early town-views of Vienna and Budapest in a first state.
"VIENNA : "Vienna is shown in a profile view from the west, with the Kahlenberg-Hill on the far left. In the second half of the 12th century Vienna developed into the residence of the Duchy of Austria and a city wall was built around it at the beginning of the 13th century. In 1221 Vienna was granted a municipal charter, the university was founded in 1365 and the city became an episcopal see in 1469. In the 15th century trade declined, but the city's position as residence of the Holy Roman Empire was able to compensate the commercial losses. After the Siege of Vienna by the Ottoman army in 1529, the city's fortifications were rebuilt. The new fortifications, highly praised by Braun, resisted another Turkish siege before the Battle of Vienna in 1683. . ." (Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.98.)

BUDAPEST (Budín) : "This view is made after a woodcut by Erhard Schön. Behind the city the river Danube." . (Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.98.)

From volume one of 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.
Read more about the Civitates Orbis.
Koeman (1967-70) B & H 1-5, NMM III, i, 459 (1573-1618 ed.), Introduction', in: G. Braun and F. Hogenberg, Civitates orbis terrarum (Amsterdam: 1965). (2)
Condition : Latin text on verso. Some marginal tumbling. In very attractive original colouring.


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