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BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Slusa, Teutonicae Flandriae opp. . . (Sluis)
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Slusa, Teutonicae Flandriae opp. . . (Sluis) - BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Slusa, Teutonicae Flandriae opp. . . (Sluis).
Map maker : BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne, 1580.
Size : 11.6 x 16.1 inches. / 29.4 x 40.9 cm.
Colouring : In very attractive original colours
Description :Bird'eye view of the town of Sluis.
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.
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With German text on verso; translated in to English: "Sluis is a beautiful town in German-speaking Flanders and was once a wealthy town, since in former times a port brought the town the great prosperity and attracted merchants from the Hansa. In the year 1468 alone, shortly before Christmas, 150 merchant ships arrived in this harbor at the same time."
Situated on the Zwyn Estuary, which silted up around 1550, Sluis served as an important outer port for Bruges in the Middle Ages and from 1382 as a fortification on the Flemish border. On 24 June 1340, during the Hundred Years' War, the English achieved an important naval victory here over a French and Genoese fleet. In 1383 construction began on the fortress; damaged in the 18th century, however, it was ultimately razed in the 19th century. Only the town hall and its belfry - the only one in the Netherlands - can be identified in the city center. Large stretches of the city wall and several of its gates still survive, the finest of which is "Die West port". (Taschen)
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Condition : In very good condition.
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