C1617

Amstelodamum In quo cedes Sacrae, Curia Hospitalia, cum vicis et Burchvallis omniumquae interfluentiumalueis, accurate omnia delineantur

Rare c.16th town plan of Amsterdam from the famous series Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Cities of the World) by George Braun and Franz Hogenberg. This town plan oriented to the southwest is an update of the view of Amsterdam published in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Amstelodamum In quo cedes Sacrae, Curia Hospitalia, cum vicis et Burchvallis omniumquae interfluentiumalueis, accurate omnia delineantur

Date:

C1617

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 275mm

Paper Size: 

505mm 
x 380mm
AUTHENTICITY
Amstelodamum In quo cedes Sacrae, Curia Hospitalia, cum vicis et Burchvallis omniumquae interfluentiumalueis, accurate omnia delineantur - Antique Map from 1617

Genuine antique
dated:

1617

Description:

Rare c.16th town plan of Amsterdam from the famous series Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Cities of the World) by George Braun and Franz Hogenberg.

This town plan oriented to the southwest is an update of the view of Amsterdam published in the 1572 edition of Civitates. This plan shows the massive expansion of Amsterdam due to the enormous wealth derived mainly from the East Indies trade.

“When Amsterdam passed to the county it was impecunious, but it gradually increased in size and wealth to such an unbelievable extent that it has repeatedly, and for the last time very recently, been extended by more than half. […] What inexpressible riches are heaped, as it were, on this city. One could say that Amsterdam wants for nothing, except that it has too much wealth. The city is like a store house from which not only neighbouring but also far distant countries are supplied in times of need, like Italy and Spain a few years ago. Here no one is excluded, but participation is open to anyone, of whatever nation or religion, who desires to carry on honest trade.” Taschen p.447

References:
Braun/Hogenberg, Cities of the World. Taschen, Cologne 2017: p.447, ill. 448-9, .78.

Collections:
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: Object number RP-P-AO-20-25
Royal Collection Trust UK: RCIN 1124653
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBER T/RAV/FM4/2 (1599)

Franz Hogenberg (1541 - 1622)

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. Georg Braun (1541-1622) Braun was the principal editor of Civitates orbis terrarium, he acquired the tables, hired the artists, and wrote the texts.

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Geogre Braun (154 - 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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