C1582

[Aachen] Aquisgranum, vulgo Aich, ad Menapiorum fines, perantiqua Imperij Urbs, Monumento Caroli Magni

Mapmaker:

Franz Hogenberg (1535 - 1590)

Famous C16th view of the ancient German town of Aachen, from the from the most famous of all series of town views. Aachen developed from a Roman settlement and spa, becoming the preferred medieval Imperial residence of Charlemagne, and, from 936 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Aachen] Aquisgranum, vulgo Aich, ad Menapiorum fines, perantiqua Imperij Urbs, Monumento Caroli Magni

Date:

C1582

Mapmaker:

Franz Hogenberg (1535 - 1590)

Condition:

In very good condition, wide margins, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

390mm 
x 320mm

Paper Size: 

536mm 
x 410mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Aachen] Aquisgranum, vulgo Aich, ad Menapiorum fines, perantiqua Imperij Urbs, Monumento Caroli Magni - Antique Map from 1582

Genuine antique
dated:

1582

Description:

Famous C16th view of the ancient German town of Aachen, from the from the most famous of all series of town views. Aachen developed from a Roman settlement and spa, becoming the preferred medieval Imperial residence of Charlemagne, and, from 936 to 1531 where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned Kings of the Germans.

The imperial city of Aachen lies between the Rhine and the Meuse on the border of the Duchy of Jülich and has become very famous for the first coronation of a Roman emperor and for the burial place of Charlemagne and the pilgrimage every seven years.”

French text on verso.

References:
Taschen, p.69.

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

Mapmaker:

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.

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