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Publisher: BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F.
Title: Calatia vulgo Caiazo.
Published in: Cologne, ca 1598
   
Size: 14.4 x 19.5 inches.
36.7 x 49.5 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: Paper age-toned. Latin text to verso. Small damage near to upper centerfold. The odd mark and stain only. Decent margins.
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The well-fortified town of Caiazzo (also called the Cittą dell'Olio, "City of Oil"), which lies northeast of Capua in the immediate vicinity of the Vilturno, is seen in a bird's-eye view from the southwest. Caiazzo became a bishopric as early as AD 966 and the episcopal complex with its house, gardens and church occupies a large part of the town center. The fortifications were built in the 13th century.
The fortress itself (Arx Civitatis) is strategically sited on a hill overlooking the town and was built on top of an earlier Lombard castle that itself stood on the ruins of a Roman fort. Lying within the hilly, picturesque countryside around Caiazzo are a Franciscan monastery towards the west, a Capuchin monastery (bottom left) and - near the Porta Vetus - a hospital (Hospicium publicum) and a potters' workshop (officina figulorum) (Taschen). A rare bird's-eye view of Caiazzo.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.

Read more about the Civitates Orbis.
Reference: Van der Krogt 4, 733, Taschen, B & H p. 430.



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