C1581

Avignon

George Braun and Franz Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Cities of the World) revolutionised the view of the world when it was first published. It included over 450 town plans with all their buildings depicted, and to add further interest, costumed … Read Full Description

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S/N: COTW-000-TP-1581–215085
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Full Title:

Avignon

Date:

C1581

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

466mm 
x 304mm
AUTHENTICITY
Avignon - Antique Map from 1581

Genuine antique
dated:

1581

Description:

George Braun and Franz Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Cities of the World) revolutionised the view of the world when it was first published. It included over 450 town plans with all their buildings depicted, and to add further interest, costumed figures occupy the foreground of most.

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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