C1572

[Cairo] Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs

Famous C16th view of Cairo from the most famous of all series of town views. French text on verso. Collections: National Library of Australia (facsimile copy) From, George Braun and Frans Hogenberg, Civitates orbis terrarium References: Fussell, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, p.119 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Cairo] Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs

Date:

C1572

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

490mm 
x 340mm

Paper Size: 

570mm 
x 425mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Cairo] Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs - Antique Map from 1572

Genuine antique
dated:

1572

Description:

Famous C16th view of Cairo from the most famous of all series of town views.

French text on verso.

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

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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