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BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Hierosolymia, Clarissima totius Orientis civitas . . .
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Hierosolymia, Clarissima totius Orientis civitas . . . - BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Hierosolymia, Clarissima totius Orientis civitas . . ..
Map maker : BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne 1575.
Size : 13.8 x 20.4 inches. / 35.0 x 51.9 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.
Description :Two bird's eye perspectives on one sheet. The left plan shows ancient Jerusalem at the time of Christ.
A contemporary view of Jerusalem appears to the right with an attractive vignette lower right of Moses receiving the Tablets.
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.
Text in Latin on the verso.
Condition : Good impression with nice colouring. The lower part of centerfold has been repaired in order to cover small whormhomes on the margin, upper part of the centerfold some light browning and two small holes.
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