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BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Roterodamum Hollandiae Opp. [on sheet with:] Goude [Rotterdam, Gouda]
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Roterodamum Hollandiae Opp. [on sheet with:] Goude [Rotterdam, Gouda] - BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Roterodamum Hollandiae Opp. [on sheet with:] Goude [Rotterdam, Gouda].
Map maker : BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne, 1581.
Size : 14.6 x 19.1 inches. / 37.0 x 48.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :An old map with two bird's-eye views: Rotterdam and Gouda, by Braun and Hogenberg.
The 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', or the "Braun & Hogenberg", is a six-volume town atlas and the greatest book of town views and plans ever published: 363 engravings, sometimes beautifully coloured. It was one of the best-selling works in the last quarter of the 16th century. Georg Braun wrote the text accompanying the plans and views on the verso. A large number of the plates were engraved after the original drawings of Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600), who was a professional artist. The first volume was published in Latin in 1572, the sixth volume in 1617.
Frans Hogenberg created the tables for volumes I through IV, and Simon van den Neuwel created those for volumes V and VI. Other contributors were cartographer Daniel Freese, and Heinrich Rantzau. Works by Jacob van Deventer, Sebastian Münster, and Johannes Stumpf were also used. Translations appeared in German and French.
Following the original publication of Volume 1 of the 'Civitates' in 1572, seven further editions of 1575, 1577, 1582, 1588, 1593, 1599 and 1612 can be identified. Vol.2, first issued in 1575, was followed by further editions in 1597 and in 1612. The next volumes appeared in 1581, 1588, 1593, 1599 and 1606. The German translation of the first volume appeared from 1574 on and the French edition from 1575 on.
Several printers were involved: Theodor Graminaeus, Heinrich von Aich, Gottfried von Kempen, Johannis Sinniger, Bertram Buchholtz and Peter von Brachel, who all worked in Cologne.
Van der Krogt 4, 3784; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg,
Condition : Paper slightly browned. Minor foxing. Age toned. Latin text on verso.
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