C1582

[Freiberg]

Mapmaker:

Franz Hogenberg (1535 - 1590)

Famous C16th view of the ancient German  town of Freiberg, from the from the most famous of all series of town views. Birds eye view showing the mining town of Freiberg in Saxony – in 1346 the first free mining … Read Full Description

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S/N: COTW-099-TP-FREIB–234785
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Full Title:

[Freiberg]

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: 

455mm 
x 332mm

Paper Size: 

542mm 
x 410mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Freiberg] - Antique Map from 1582

Genuine antique
dated:

1582

Description:

Famous C16th view of the ancient German  town of Freiberg, from the from the most famous of all series of town views.

Birds eye view showing the mining town of Freiberg in Saxony – in 1346 the first free mining town in Germany – with several silver mines in full operation (left). In the upper
right-hand corner the late Gothic parish church of St Peter (B) can be seen, and to the left of it the town hall dating from the first half of the 15th century (I), further left the big church of St
Nicholas, also in the late Gothic style (L), and below the cathedral (Thumkirch). Next to the city wall at the bottom of the plate is the castle of Freudenstein (I), built by Margrave Otto of
Meissen in 1168 as a fortress to protect the silver mines that were beginning to flourish at that time. (Taschen)

From, George Braun and Frans Hogenberg, Civitates orbis terrarium

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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