C1582

[Hannoversch Munden)] Munden.

Artist:

Franz Hogenberg (1535 - 1590)

$A 650

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S/N: COTW-316-TP-HAMBBURG–234786
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Full Title:

[Hannoversch Munden)] Munden.

Date:

C1582

Artist:

Franz Hogenberg (1535 - 1590)

Condition:

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

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

480mm 
x 370mm

Paper Size: 

545mm 
x 410mm

Description:

Famous C16th view of the ancient German town of Hannoversch Munden, from the from the most famous of all series of town views. At top left is a key with twenty seven landmarks listed. The town is famous for its half-timbered houses, some of them more than 600 years old.

“Munden, an ancient town in Saxony, is ideally situated for trade and commerce because it is at the confluence of several famous rivers. […] Because Munden abounds in water as a result and boasts many ships, so that goods of all kinds that are shipped down the River Weser from Bremen can be brought here even from the heart of Germany and, conversely, sent back there, merchants tend so settle here.”

References:
Taschen, p.316.

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

Biography:

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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