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Sittia, Crete.

Sittia Boschini, Marco. Sittia "Settia" Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651
Black & white copper engraved birdseye view/ map of the city of Sittia from Marco Boschini's "Il Regno tutto di Candia"double page, folded; verso blank.
The view/ map shows city of Sittia with its fortified walls.. Dark impression, on laid paper; folded; some creasing; llght soiling to blank margins.
Not described by Zacherakis; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. 213 by 390mm (8½ by 15¼ inches).    €650
Stock No. 2100 - Greece full description

Dia Island, Crete.

Standia Island. Boschini, Marco. Standia Island. "Standia Isola" Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651
Black & white copper engraved birdseye view/ map of Dia island from Marco Boschini's "Il Regno tutto di Candia"single page; verso blank.
Ships to the sea.
Standia or Dia island lies of Iraklion, from where it looks like a giant lizard which led to a legend that a giant lizard tried to destroy the island of Crete, but Zeus turned it in to stone with a thunderbolt, thus creating the island; it also features in mythology as the island Theseus escaped to after killing the Minotaur. The island is now a nature reserve with a number of protected species and plants. Dark impression, on laid paper, soiling to blank margins; light stain to lower margin entering image;dampstain to right, blank margin.
Zacherakis: 611/413; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. 220 by 165mm (8¾ by 6½ inches).    €400
Stock No. 2089 - Greece full description

Temenos Fortress, Kanli Castelli, Crete.

Temenos Castle. Boschini, Marco. Temenos Castle. "Castel Temene" Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651
Black & white copper engraved birdseye view/ map of the castle of Temene from Marco Boschini's "Il Regno tutto di Candia"single page; verso blank.
The view/ map shows the castle of Temenos,and the village called Kanli Castelli, today known as Prophet Elijah, The village is situated at the foot of the steep two-peaked hill Rocca, at the start of Malades valley

The hill was ideal for the construction of an impregnable castle, as it dominates throughout the surrounding area. Also, there was a natural fresh water source on Rocca, which fed the fountain Fountana, located inside the fort.

Rocca is believed to be the acropolis of the ancient city Lykastos, mentioned by Homer. Much later, when Nicephorus Phocas liberated Crete from the Saracen pirates in 961AD, he first founded a fort on Rocca, in order to transfer the city of Candia there. The fort was built, but Candia was not moved, as its port was very important for the Cretans. Thus, the fortress was left alone overlooking the region and was named Temenos. Even today, the whole province is called Temenos Province.

During the Cretan War, i.e. the war between Venetian-Cretans and Turks, most battles took place in the countryside, as the Great Castle of Candia resisted for 22 years. In the wider area of Iraklion, Christians were led by the abbot of the monastery Agarathos, Athanasios Christoforos and the scholar Gerasimos Vlachos, while the Venetian general Gildasis (Gil d 'Has) attacked the Turks in several places. During one of these attacks, in 1647, Gil d' Has attacked the Turks who had occupied the fortress Temenos, slaughtering almost all of them. In 1669, after the Turks conquered Candia, the fort was donated by the Sultan to the Venetian traitor of Candia, Andrea Barozzi. The fort was then named Kanli Castelli, i.e. bloody fort, so as to commemorate the massacre of the Turkish army in 1647. However, there were references to the fort, naming it as Nefs Temenos. Dark impression, on laid paper.
Not described by Zacherakis; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. 217 by 163mm (8½ by 6½ inches).    €400
Stock No. 2121 - Greece full description

The East Coast of the Peloponnesus.

The East Coast of the Peloponnesus. Boschini, Marco. The East Coast of the Peloponnesus. "Damala et Altreis" Venice. Niccolini, Francesco. 1658
Copper engraved map of the eastern part of the Peloponnesus from Boschini's "L'Archipelago con tutte Isole, scolgio secche, e bassi fondi, con i mare, golfi, seni, porti, citta e' castelli. " Italian text to succeeding map to verso; modern hand colour.
The unusual map shows the coast of Argolis and the Argo-Saronic gulf. Portrayed with south at the top it is more recognisable when turned 180 degrees showing the Isthmus of Corinth, the islands of the Saronic gulf, Aegina, Methana [Damala of the title], Hydra, Poros ,and Spetze. the Argolic gulf with Nafplion and the coast down to Neapolis, including monomvasia. Good impression; slight show through of text from verso; modern hand colour; mounted.
Blackmer :172; Zacharakis:591/393. 175 by 116mm (7 by 4½ inches).    €500
Stock No. 2760 - Greece full description

The Venetian Kingdom of Crete.

The Kingdom of Crete. Boschini, Marco. The Kingdom of Crete. "l Regno di Candia." Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651
Copper engraved map of Crete, the general map of Marco Boschini's "Il Regno tutto di Candia." folded, verso blank. 2 medallions, 1 with the lion of Venice surmounted by a crown.
A detailed map showing the mountainous nature of the island, and naming of all the coastal settlements; Elizabeth Clutton feels that it was based on the earlier map of Francesco Basilcata. Dark impression; very pale dampstain to upper margin.
Zacherakis: 592/394. Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. 224 by 428mm (8¾ by 16¾ inches).    €3200
Stock No. 1954 - Greece full description

Tilos, Dodecannesus

Tilos. Boschini, Marco. Tilos. "Piscopia" Venice. Niccolini, Francesco. 1658
Copper engraved map of Tilos from Boschini's "L'Archipelago con tutte Isole, scolgio secche, e bassi fondi, con i mare, golfi, seni, porti, citta e' castelli. " Italian text to succeeding map to verso Good impression, show through of text and endpiece from verso.
Blackmer :172; Zacharakis:550/352 175 by 116mm (7 by 4½ inches).    €300
Stock No. 2743 - Greece full description

Tsoutsouras, Crete.

Tsoutsouras beach. Boschini, Marco. Tsoutsouras beach. "Spiaggi di Zuzzuro" Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651
Black & white copper engraved birdseye view/ map of the beach at Tsoutsouras from Marco Boschini's "Il Regno tutto di Candia"single page; verso blank.
The view/ map shows the beach at Tsoutsouras; ship and fish to sea. Dark impression, on laid paper; light dampstain to edge of right blank margin.
Zacherakis:631/433; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. 217 by 165mm (8½ by 6½ inches).    €300
Stock No. 2111 - Greece full description

Scarce miniature map of Kefalonia

Kefalonia, Bouttats Gaspar. Kefalonia, "Isle de Cefalonie" Antwerp par Henrt Van Dunwalt et Jasper Bouttats 1688
Copper engraved, black and white miniature map of Kefalonia by Gaspar Bouttats, from"Courte description du Royaume de la Morea et les places Maritime par Henrt Van Dunwalt et Jasper Bouttats"
The map is after the cartography of Coronelli, the text is in french and the whole is within and engraved frame, Dark impression; light toning; small string holes to left edge from binding.
Zacharakis:667 298 by 140mm (11¾ by 5½ inches).    €300
Stock No. 2756 - Greece full description

Rare view of Aachen, Germany.

Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Aachen. [Aix-la-Chapelle. ] "Aquisgranum" [ "Aich"] Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
Copper engraved view of Aachen from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. The rare first state view, which was replaced with a town plan in later editions
Aachen, [Aix-la-Chapelle] was the winter residence of Charlemagne, and the site of coronations of the Kings of Germany. Dark impression; a few light stains to blank margins.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/12 290 by 362mm (11½ by 14¼ inches).    €650
Stock No. 1649 - Europe full description

Bird's Eye view of Alexandria.

Alexandrie. Braun & Hogenberg. Alexandrie. Alexandria.. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved bird's eye view of Alexandria from the second volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
Title Cartouche to top centre.
The view shows the port city enclosed by walls with various branches of the Nile running through the city; numerous ships and galleas to the sea and camels and palm trees to the land. Important buildings are named including the Pharos[ lighthouse], one of the Seven Wonders of the World and Pompey's Pillar.
Dark impression.
Keoman 2; B&H 14, [plate 56]. 367 by 482mm (14½ by 19 inches).    €750
Stock No. 3222 - Middle East full description

Bird's eye View of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam. Braun & Hogenberg. Amsterdam. Amsterdanum. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved birds eye view of Amsterdam from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
Very desirable and early town-plan of Amsterdam from a north-easterly direction. With a numbered key (1-28) in lower left corner.

On the left-hand side we can see how the mouth of the River Amstel has been dammed and its waters channeled into canals and made to pass through the city before flowing out into the Zuiderzee (today the IJsselmeer). The canals, which were used to transport imported goods to the counting houses located all over the city, are lined with private houses, commercial buildings and warehouses. In the center of the plan, the old town hall (Stadhuis, 21) and the neighboring Nieue Kerk (23) are also clearly recognizable. With its depiction of the heavy shipping traffic inside the harbour and on the Zuiderzee, the engraving conveys an impression of the contemporary scale of trade conducted in the continually expanding metropolis.
In the 13th century Amsterdam was simply a small fishing port built on marshy ground. In 1300 it was granted its municipal charter and in 1369 became a member of the Hansa. Not until the beginning of the 1600s did the city finally establish itself as the leading center of trade and the constantly expanding hub of a global financial and commercial empire.
This Golden Age brought not only an economic boom but also a flowering of the sciences and arts, which lasted until the end of the 17th century.

[Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.78.] Dark impression; light toning and soiling; spo tbelow Title cartouche [ lighter to left side where it has been treansferrred] ; 4 spots to upper centre fold.; split at lower centrefold entering plate 1cm, with old repair to verso
Keoman 2; B&H 14, [plate 21]. 340 by 485mm (13½ by 19 inches).    €1200
Stock No. 3213 - Europe full description

Augsburg, Germany.

Augsburg. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Augsburg. "Augusta Vindelicorum". Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
Copper engraved birdseye view of Augsburg from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state. Dark impression; a few light stains, mainly to blank margins.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/39 332 by 480mm (13 by 19 inches).    €350
Stock No. 1661 - Europe full description

Mediterranean Ports: Cagliari, Malta, Rhodes & Famagusta.

Cagler. Malte. Rodes. Famagosse. Braun & Hogenberg. Cagler. Malte. Rodes. Famagosse. Calaris, Sardiniæ; Malta, olim Melita; Rhodus; Famagusta, civitas Cÿpri. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved bird's eye views of Cagliari, Malta, Rhodes & Famagusta, 4 views on 1 plate, from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
Set of four city plans, printed on a single sheet. Malta, Rhodes, Cagliari and Famagusta were all key strategic ports in the Mediterranean and in the cases of most of these, crucial sites in long conflict between Turkish and western forces. Famagusta, the principal port of Cyprus, had in 1571 just fallen to the Turkish Empire; Rhodes had been an important Hospitaller fortress, but had been held by the Turks since 1522. The remnants of the defenders retired to Malta, which is described as "the best known island of the Mediterranean Sea, which has a strongly fortified town of the same name, where in the year of 1565 the largest Turkish fleet was destroyed and the famous name was made immortal." , the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia, was an important Spanish stronghold in the Western Mediterranean.

The bird's-eye view of Cagliari clearly shows the division of the city into four parts: the Castello district within the inner city wall, representing the original core, and the three partially walled suburbs of Stampax (Stampace) on the left, Gliapola facing the harbour and Nova Villa, the New Town on the right. Identified within Castello are the Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria di Castello (Bischoflich Kirch), the viceroy's palace (Kunigs Pallast) and the town hall (Rath Hauss). Founded in the 7th century BC, the city served as a major centre of commerce in antiquity. Later ravaged by pirates, in the 11th century Cagliari became part of the Kingdom of Aragon and the capital of the viceroyalty of Sardinia.

A schematic drawing shows Malta with a strongly fortified harbour. Fort St Elmo can be seen on the left, with Fort Sant'Angelo across the water to its right and the star-shaped Fort St Michael further right again. The town - indicated in the present plate - that grew up around Fort St Elmo is called Valetta: it was founded in 1566 by Jean Parisot de la Valette, Grand Master of the Order of St John. From 1530 until its conquest by Napoleontic troops in 1789, the island lay under the rule of the Knights Hospitaller, who hence also took the name of the Knights of Malta. Today Valletta is the capital of the Republic of Malta, which comprises the three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino.

Rhodes is presented as a circular town with a well-fortifies harbour entrance. The town is surrounded by three impressive walls. The windmills just outside the harbour on the left are typical of Greek Islands. The city of Rhodes was designed c.408 BC by Hippodamus of miletus. The Colossus of Rhodes, which represented the Greek god Helios, patron saint of Rhodes, was erected between 292 and 280 BC and numbered amongst the Seven Wonders of the World. Following the division of the Roman Empire, Rhodes formed part of the Eastern Empire and came under the varying rule of Arab occupying forces and Crusaders. From the 16th century until 1912 it belonged to the Ottoman Empire.

The bird's-eye view shows the city of Famagusta surrounded by a double set of city walls and containing private houses and the church of St Nicholas. Famagusta was founded in antiquity under the name of Arsinoe (after Arsinoe II of Egypt) and in the Middle Ages developed into an important centre of trade, where business was transacted above all between Asia, Venice and Genoa. Its geographical location made the city an important strategic base for the Crusaders. In 1374 the Genoese occupied Famagusta and held it until 1571, when it was conquered by the Ottomans.
[Taschen]. Good impression; light toning and soiling; light stain near title cartouche of Malta and near R of Rhodus and A of Famagusta.
Keoman 2; B&H 13, [plate 42]. 325 by 475mm (12¾ by 18¾ inches). Each plan 160x230mm    €900
Stock No. 3225 - Greece full description

Cairo, Egypt.

Cairo. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Cairo. "Carus Quae olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima urbis" Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
Copper engraved birdseye view of Cairo from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " French text to verso.
The view shows the city of Cairo on the Nile. on the opposite bank are the Pyramids and the Sphynx. Sadly the print has seen better days.
Fair impression, centre fold split and tear with old repair to verso; large brown spot to centre right of centre fold, caused by wax? mirrored but lighter on left side.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/55 334 by 488mm (13¼ by 19¼ inches).    €300
Stock No. 3281 - Middle East full description

The Spice route:Portuguese Ports in Asia & Africa.

Calicut, Ormuz, Kannur & the fort of St George, Elmina in Ghana Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Calicut, Ormuz, Kannur & the fort of St George, Elmina in Ghana "Calechut Celeberimum Indiæ Emporium. ", "Ormus", "Canonor", & " S. Georgii opid Mina". Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
4 copper engraved views of Portuguese ports and trading cities in India and Africa from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state.
The views are of Calicut in South West India, Ormuz on the Straits of Hormuz, : Kannur in Kerala, India; and the Portuguese fort of St George at Mina, now Elmina in Ghana. Good impression; some staining staining. light extensive waterstain to upper view of calicut.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/54 330 by 473mm (13 by 18½ inches). Calicut:182x473mm; the other 3 views approx:143x155mm each.    €450
Stock No. 1670 - Asia & Australasia full description

The Venetian Ports of Corfu and Candia.

Candia & The City of Corfu. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Candia & The City of Corfu. "Candia" & " La Cita de Corfu." Cologne G von Kempen? 1576
2 copper engraved views of the Venetian cities of Iraklion, Crete and Corfu from the second volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum." German text to verso; original old colour; 2 views on 1 plate.
The upper view shows Iraklion known as "Candia" during the Venetian occupation seen from the sea with the castle and city walls, A fishing boat and galley to foreground.
The lower view of the Old Fort and town of Corfu/ Kerkyra ; The citadel topped by "old "and "new" castles and separated by a moat from the city; many venetian galleys in the port and surrounding sea; various areas identified including San Rocho and "El Bazzaro" now known as the Spianada . Dark impression; old colour; light toning; occasional spotting, one darker rust spot to upper right corner of Candia ,another to port of Corfu.[near to one of the moored galleys] and on the sea side lower right ; some smudges and soiling, mainly to blank margins; old tear to lower plate near centre fold, approx. 90mm, with old repair to verso; A few stains to blank verso.
Keoman vol2; B&H 8/53 370` by 486mm (14½ by 19¼ inches). Candia 175x486mm; Corfu 190x486mm.    €1000
Stock No. 2486 - Greece full description

The 13 Cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy.

Cantons of Switzerland. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Cantons of Switzerland. "Decem et Tria Loca Confoederatorum Helvetiae. " Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
13 copper engraved views of the original 13 Cantons of the Swiss confederacy from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state. 13 views on 1 plate.
The views are: Suicia- Schwytz; Sylvania- Underwalden; Tugium-Zug; Glarona- Glaris; Basilea- Basell; Tygurum-Zurich; Civitas Ursina-Bern; Lucerna-Lucern; Ursella-Uri; Fiburgum- Fryburg; Civitas Soluterensis -Solothurn; Shaphusia- Schaffhussen; Appencella- Appenzell. Each gives the date of joining the confederacy. Good impression; a few light stains, mainly to blank margins; tear at lower centre fold [4cm]; red ink doodle to right margin.
View of Basle with full old colour; Glaris and Zurich with old col
Keoman vol2; B&H1/32 365 by 467mm (14¼ by 18½ inches). Each view in upper row approx 98x77mm; 2nd row 100x107mm; lower ro    €450
Stock No. 1664 - Europe full description

Chios Town, Capital of the Island, North Aegean.

Chios. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Chios. "Chios Maris Aegæ ieiusdem nominis Insulae Civitas.." Cologne G von Kempen 1588
Copper engraved view of Chios from the fourth volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum." Latin text to verso; black & white as issued.
The engraving shows the port and capital of Chios, seen from the east in a bird's-eye view. The town is represented as divided into the strongly fortified Byzantine Kastro and the town itself, which is defended on the landward side by massive watchtowers with a moat and a drawbridge.
Windmills line the coast; A canon fire s out to sea from a tower on the sea wall; numerous ships and galleys.
Decorative title cartouche

The city is often locally referred to as "Chora" (Χώρα; literally meaning "town") or "Kastro" (Κάστρο) to distinguish it from the entirety of the island with which it shares the name.
Originally the site of an ancient settlement, the town was first built at the north side of a natural harbour. By the 16th century, the walled town had been further fortified by successive rulers into a massive medieval castle, the "Kastro". Good Impression; occasional spotting , one dark above windmill in upper right; crease near centrefold; Map number reversed on verso 75 rather than 57.
Keoman vol2; B&H 4/57. 320 by 464mm (12½ by 18¼ inches).    €1200
Stock No. 2487 - Greece full description

Cusco, Peru.

Cusco, Peru. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Cusco, Peru. " Cusco, Regni Peru In Novo Orbe Caiut. ". Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
Copper engraved view of the Inca capital Cusco. Peru from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Original full colour; verso blank
The view shows the city of Cusco, the palace and temple, with a procession in the foreground of an Inca King, possibly Atahualpa, being carried aloft on a covered throne by his subjects. Good impression; toned with some damp staining and soiling to blank margins; side margins trimmed to platemark, as it has been divided from the view of Mexico city on one side.
KeomanII; B&H1/58 273 by 237mm (10¾ by 9¼ inches).    €500
Stock No. 2571 - Americas full description

View of Damascus.

Damas. Braun & Hogenberg. Damas. Damascus, urbis nobilissima ad Libanum montem, Totius Sÿria Metropolis. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved bird's eye view of Damascus from the second volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso. Good impression; red spots to upper centre fold; spot to upper right in mountains; old repair to lower centre fold, stain to edges of upper blank margin, far from image.
Keoman 2; B&H 14, [plate 46]. 320 by 355mm (12½ by 14 inches).    €650
Stock No. 3219 - Middle East full description

View of Gdańsk.

Danzich. Braun & Hogenberg. Danzich. Dantzigt. Gedanum , Krantio in Sua Wandalia gdanum; vulgo, sed Corruptè, Dantiscum, Germanicè Dantzigt... Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved view of Gdańsk from the second volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
2 coats of arms either side of title on banner; descriptive cartouche to lower left
Gdańsk. is one of the oldest cities in Poland.
Founded by the Polish ruler Mieszko I in the 10th century, the city was for a long time part of Piast state either directly or as a fief. In 1308 the city became part of the Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights until the 15th century. Thereafter it became part of Poland again, although with increasing autonomy. A vital naval city for Polish grain trade it attracted people from all over the European continent, including Germans and Scots. The city was taken over by Prussia during the Second Partition of Poland in 1793 and subsequently lost its importance as a trading port. Briefly becoming a free city during Napoleonic wars, it was again Prussian after Napoleon's defeat, and later became part of the newly created German Empire.
After World War I the Free City of Danzig was created, a city-state under the supervision of the League of Nations. It would return to Poland after the 2nd World War Dark impression; orange dust staining to centre fold.
Keoman 2; B&H 14, [plate 46]. 328 by 482mm (13 by 19 inches).    €750
Stock No. 3218 - Europe full description

Dresden & Leipsig, German Cities.

Dresden & Leipzig. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Dresden & Leipzig. "Dresda Florentismum Misnæ" & "Lipsia". Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
2 copper engraved views of the Dresden & Leipzig from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state.
2 views on 1 plate. Good impression; occasional spotting & a few light stains to blank margins; ink blot to lower blank margin.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/28 331 by 477mm (13 by 18¾ inches). Dresden: 159x477m; leipzig:155x477mm.    €500
Stock No. 1655 - Europe full description

Frankfurt, Germany.

Frankfurt am Main. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Frankfurt am Main. "Civitas Francfordiana - Francofortum ad Moenum. " Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
Copper engraved birdseye view of Frankfurt am Main from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state. Good impression; occasional spotting & a few light stains.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/35 332 by 480mm (13 by 19 inches).    €650
Stock No. 1657 - Europe full description

Views of Genua and Florence by Braun and Hogenberg.

Gennes. Florence. Braun & Hogenberg. Gennes. Florence. Genua. Ligurium domina..
Florentia. urbs est insignis Hetruria olim Fluentia ...
Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
2 black and white, copper engraved views on one plate, of Genua and Florence from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
The view of Genua from the sea with numerous ships and gallea to foreground; title to sky and title and description cartouche to lower right corner.
The trading port and city of Genova is presented from an ideal, elevated viewpoint from the south. The layout of the city can be clearly seen as it slopes down to the sea. In the centre stands the Romanesque cathedral of San Lorenzo, built in the 13th century. Higher up the hillside lies the Palazzo Ducale, here still as a medieval complex from the 13th century. The approximately 80-m-high lighthouse (La lanterna) on the left is another symbol of the city. Genoa's economic importance is underlined by the volume of shipping in front of the port; the New World was discovered in 1492 by the Genoa born Columbus. 1407 saw the founding in Genoa of the Banco di San Giorgio, which lent money to various monarchs in the early modern era and thereby earned Genoa an exceptionally important position within the network of Europe's ruling houses.

The engraving shows Florence from the southwest. On the far side of the Arno, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its impressive cupola (1418-1436) by Filippo Brunelleschi soars above the roofs of the densely packed houses. Visible in front of it are the bell tower, built from 1330 to designs by Giotto, and the Baptistery (11th-12th cent.) with its magnificent bronze doors by Andrea Pisano and Lorenzo Ghiberti (1330-1452). Behind it to the right, as a symbol of secular power, is the Palazzo della Signoria (14th cent.), today known as the Palazzo Vecchio, with its 94-m-high tower. Florence was founded as a Roman colony in Caesar's day, when it marked the intersection of two major trade routes. In the 14th and 15th centuries it developed into a city of art and culture, attracting many artists and intellectuals, including Sandro Botticelli, Galileo Gallilei, Leonardo de Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli. Under the rule of the Medici family, Florence also developed into an important centre of finance and trade. With a population of around 366,000, Florence is today the capital of Tuscany
. (Taschen) Dark impression; light toning; scattered spotting to upper blank margin entering view of Genua; printers creases to lower blank margin; light water stain to Florence and a couple of spots to centre fold.
Keoman 2; B&H 14, [plate 45]; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.112. 330 by 480mm (13 by 19 inches).    €1000
Stock No. 3209 - Europe full description

Goa and Portuguese Trading Cities.

Goa, Anfa- Casablanca, Azaamurum. & Dui. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Goa, Anfa- Casablanca, Azaamurum. & Dui. "Goa fortissima Indiæ urbs in Christianorum. ", "Dui", "Anfa. quibusdam Anaffa" & "Azaamurum" Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
4 copper engraved views of Portuguese ports and trading cities in India and Morocco from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state.
The views are of Goa and Dui in India; Anfa the historic centre of Casblanca & Azaamurum on the Atlantic coast of Morocco Good impression; a few light stains, mainly to blank margins.
Short tear at lower centrefold.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/57 337 by 467mm (13¼ by 18½ inches). Goa:130x467mm; Dui:90x467mm; Anfa: 90x227mm; Azaamurum: 90x225mm.    €500
Stock No. 1673 - Asia & Australasia full description

Early View Of Hrodna/ Grodno in Belarus.

Grodna. Braun & Hogenberg. Grodna. Vera Designatio Urbis In Litavia Grodnae. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved birds eye view of Grodna from the 2nd volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
Coat of arms
View of Grodna formerly in Lithuania now known as Hrodna or Grodno, a city in Belarus. This image shows the city situated on the banks of the Neman River.
The city now in Belarus and close to the borders of Poland and Lithuania, changed hands many times during its history and often came under attack of the Teutonic knights, possibly represented by the figures in the foreground. Many buildings indentified within the plate. Dark mpression; light toning.
Keoman 2; B&H 14, [plate 48]. 305 by 480mm (12 by 19 inches).    €1000
Stock No. 3217 - Europe full description

Hamburg & Lübeck, Germany.

Hamburg & Lübeck. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Hamburg & Lübeck. "Lubeca" & " Hamburga. " Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
2 copper engraved views of the Hanseatic cities of Hamburg and Lübeck from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state.
Hamburg was granted Free staus in 1189 by Frederick I " Barbarossa"; it was a free city state. not included in the surrounding administrative area. having tax free staus for its trade.
Lübeck was granted "Free" staus by FrederickII in 1226, and became capital of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century Good impression; a few light stains to blank margins.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/24 323 by 470mm (12¾ by 18½ inches). each view is 153x470mm.    €500
Stock No. 1651 - Europe full description

Heidelberg, Speyer & Worms, Historic German Cities.

Heidelberg, Speyer & Worms, Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Heidelberg, Speyer & Worms, `"Heidelberga", "Spira" & "Wormatia". Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
3 copper engraved views of the historical cities of Heidelberg, Speyer (Spires) & Worms from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state. 3 views on 1 plate. Good impression; occasional spotting & a few light stains. Old repairs to upper corners, just touching image.
Keoman vol2; B&H1/34 345 by 472mm (13½ by 18½ inches). Heidelburg: 110x472mm; Speyer & Worms : 115x472mm each    €500
Stock No. 1658 - Europe full description

Bird's Eye View of Jerusalem

Jerusalem. Braun & Hogenberg. Jerusalem. Hierosalmia Clarissima.... Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved plans of Jerusalem from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
Two bird's eye perspectives town-plans on one sheet. The left plan shows ancient Jerusalem at the time of Christ.
A contemporary view of Jerusalem appears to the right with an attractive vignette lower right of Moses receiving the Tablets. Dark impression; light toning and soiling; old strengthening to lower blank margin; stain to lower left blank margin and also entering plate
Keoman 2; B&H 13, [plate 53]. 342 by 489mm (13½ by 19¼ inches).    €600
Stock No. 3221 - Middle East full description

The Famous Early Plan of London.

Londres. Braun & Hogenberg. Londres. Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. 'Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved town plan of London from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso. Second state, with spelling West Muster, and with Cum Privelegio lower right.
The second state of the famous town plan of London; the earliest town plan of London from the first French text edition of the Civitas Orbis Terrarum
The plan was engraved by Frans Hogenberg and probably the view derives from a 15-sheet city plan of 1550, commissioned by merchants of the Hanseatic League, of which only three plates and no printed copies have survived, making this the first extant plan of London. Second state with privelege, correction of West musterand inclusion of the Royal Exchange. The fact that it must have been drawn some 15 years earlier is confirmed by the inclusion of the spire of St. Paul's, which was destroyed by lightning in 1561 and not replaced. Unrestored original condition, light toning and soiling; crease at centre fold guard and diagonal crease left upper corner; 6 dark spots, 2 to river,2 by the "Bowllbayring" and 2 to figures in foreground; short tear to lower centre fold in blank margin [15mm] caused by guard and another to right lower blank margin, with old repair to verso. some light stains.
Keoman 2; B&H 13, plate 1[A]; Darlington & Howgego, no. 2; 330 by 483mm (13 by 19 inches).    €5750
Stock No. 3204 - British Isles full description


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