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BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Ancona Civitas Piceni Celeberrima, ad Mare Adriaticum Posita . . .

BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. -  Ancona Civitas Piceni Celeberrima, ad Mare Adriaticum Posita . . .
Ancona Civitas Piceni Celeberrima, ad Mare Adriaticum Posita . . . - BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Ancona Civitas Piceni Celeberrima, ad Mare Adriaticum Posita . . ..
Map maker : BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne, (1572) 1577.
Size : 13.2 x 18.9 inches. / 33.5 x 48.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Very desirable and early town-plan of Ancona with a numbered key (1-45) in bottom..
"Ancona is seen here from Adriatic in bird's-eye view.
The curved natural harbour full of ships in front of the city and the well-ordered fields on the hills behind are particularly evident. On a rocky promontory on the far left lies the Romanesque cathedral of San Ciriaco (1), which dominates the city and the port. The city's notable Gothic churches include San Francesco which its attached monastery (15, left) and San Agostino (32, center). . ." . (Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.112.)

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.
Condition : Latin text on verso. Some marginal tumbling. In very attractive original colouring.


ID: 33678

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