[Hamburg] Hambur.
[Hamburg] Hambur. [Hamburg] Hambur. [Hamburg] Hambur.


Title:
[Hamburg] Hambur.
Date:
C1582
Artist:
Franz Hogenberg (1535-1590)
Image Size:
370mm x 480mm (14.57" x 18.9")
Sheet Size:
410mm x 545mm (16.14" x 21.46")
Condition:
In very good condition, wide margins, with centre fold as issued.
Technique:
Hand coloured copper engraving.
Stock Number:
COTW 312 TP HAMBBURG (NGPD) (F34)
Description:

Famous C16th town plan of the ancient German town of Hambburg, from the from the most famous of all series of town views. At top left is a key with twenty seven landmarks listed.

"The Cimbrian Peninsula, the northernmost region of Germany, went by the name of Hutland, encompassing all the neighbouring islands, Holstein, Stormar, Wagrien, Dithmarschen and the Duchy of Schleswig. However, during the reign of Charlemagne, the northern part of the peninsula was called Jutland but the lower part Holstein-Nordelbien. The latter is in turn divided into four regions, namely Holstein, Dithmarschen, Wagrien and Stormarn. Situated between the Rivers Elbe, Stör and Schwaland, Stormarn extends to the Trave and is endowed with the buildings, situation, trade and riches of the powerful city of Hamburg."

French text on verso.

References:
Taschen, p.312.

Collections:

National Library of Australia (facsimile copy)

From, George Braun and Frans Hogenberg, Civitates orbis terrarium

References:
Fussell, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, p.119 , ill. p.119

Biography:

Georg Braun (1541-1622) 

Braun was the principal editor of Civitates orbis terrarium, he acquired the tables, hired the artists, and wrote the texts.  

Franz Hogenberg (1535–1590) 

Hogenberg was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker, born in Mechelen a. In 1568 he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva and travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne.  He is best known for his work on the monumental series of town views, Civitates orbis terrarium.