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Bird's eye View of Paris.
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Paris. Braun & Hogenberg. Paris. Lutetia, vulgari nomine Paris.... Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved birds eye view of Paris from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
This plan is copied from the "Premier Plan" from c. 1530, which Sebastien Münster also used in a smaller representation for his Cosmographia, 1569. All the 16th-century representations of Paris are attributed to the "Premier Plan", which is supposed to have measured approximately 5 x 4 m and to have been made between 1523 and 1530. Good impression; light toning and soiling;dark spot to upper blank margin; minor spotting within plate; short tear [2cm] caused by guard, to lower blank margin, not entering plate, with old repair to verso; stains to verso.
Keoman 2; B&H 14, [plate 8]. 345 by 4889mm (13½ by 192½ inches).    €1800
Stock No. 3214 - Europe full description

Views of Prague & Egra[ Cheb]

Prague. Egra. Braun & Hogenberg. Prague. Egra. Praga Bohemiiae Metropolis... Egra Urbs.... Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved views of Prague and Cheb 2 views on 1 plate, from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
The splendid first illustration of Prague shows the royal city from the southeast, in its natural setting in the VLtava Valley, which has cut its way deeply between the surrounding hills. On the left lies the all-dominating Hradcany castle complex from the 9th/10th centuries, beneath which is the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana), which is linked to the Old Town (Staré Mesto) by the magnificent Charles bridge with its massive towers at each end. In the Old Town itself, the Gothic Teyn church with its twin towers can be recognized near the town hall. Above the Old Town and beneath the New Town (Nové Mesto) lies the old Jewish Quarter (Josefov). From the second half of the 14th century onwards, under Emperor Charles IV and his son Wenceslas IV, Prague was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Prague University, founded in 1348, was the first German-speaking university. By around 1600 Prague had a total of 60,000 inhabitants, although its various districts were officially combined into a single metropolis as late as 1784. ...

The view [ of Egra Cheb] in cavalier perspective from the opposite bank of the River Ohre shows the well-fortified town with its all-dominating imperial palace from the 12th century and the Gothic hall church of SS Nicholas and Elizabeth.
Cheb was originally built as an imperial palace by Emperor Barbarossa and in 1277 became an imperial city. Two important treaties were negotiated here: the Golden Bull of Eger of 1213, in which King Frederick II granted the German bishops the freedom to elect their own prelates, and the 1459 Peace of Eger, which determined the border between Bohemia and the Electorate of Saxony.
. . [Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.88.] Good impression; light toning and soiling, mainly to blank margins; old strengthening at foot of centre fold; traces of wax to each side margin of view of Egra.
Keoman 2; B&H 13, [plate 30]. 338 by 474mm (13¼ by 18¾ inches).    €750
Stock No. 3223 - Europe full description

Bird's eye View of Rome.

Rome. Braun & Hogenberg. Rome. Roma. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved bird's eye view of Rome from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
2 figures to foreground at centre between 2 blocks with keys to the major sites.

This engraving of Rome shows the city around 1550 in its imposing setting on seven hills, surrounded by the Aurelian Walls, 19 km long and 6 m high, dating from the 3rd century. Inside the walls on the right are the ruins of Ancient Rome with the Coliseum (37), the arch of Constantine (50), the Forum Romanum (71) and the baths of Caracalla (28) on the far right. The city centre is dominated by the best-preserved work of antique architecture, namely the Pantheon (c. AD 120). In 609, under Pope Boniface VI, the round domed structure was consecrated and dedicated to the Virgin and all the Christian martyrs, and from then on became known as Santa Maria Rotunda. Further right is the Capitoline Hill with Santa Maria in Aracoeli (99) as its summit, and to the left Trajan's column (55). On the near side of the Tiber, the Vatican (left) is dominated by Hadrian's mausoleum, the Castel Sant'Angelo, in front of which appears the old St Peter's, having undergone alterations since 1506. Work on the monumental new basilica and the layout of St Peter's square would be completed as late as the 17th century, however. In the left-hand foreground appears the Papal palace (78) and in front the obelisk (43) that comes from the circus of Caligua and Nero, in which Peter was executed.
(Taschen) Unrestored original condition, light toning and ocassional light spotting .
Keoman 2; B&H 13, plate 46. 335 by 490mm (13¼ by 19¼ inches).    €1500
Stock No. 3207 - Europe full description

Bird's eye View of Antient Rome.

Rome. Braun & Hogenberg. Rome. Urbis Romae Situs cum iis quae adhuc Conspiciuntur Veter. Monumet Reliquiis. Pyrrho Ligorio Neap. Invent Romae M.D.LXX. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved bird's eye view of Antient Rome from the second volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
The view by Pyrrhus Ligorious of Naples shows the Ancient city of Rome enclosed within the walls with all the major antiquities named. 2 Roman soldiers and a woman in lower right foreground. Unrestored original condition, light toning and occasional light spotting [ one darker near the Horta d'Consaga; printers crease entering plate [2.5cm] by the figures.
Keoman 2; B&H 14, [plate 49]. 380 by 503mm (15 by 19¾ inches).    €1000
Stock No. 3208 - Europe full description

The Famous Bird's eye View Of Venice.

Venise Braun & Hogenberg. Venise Venetia. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved town plan of Venice from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.

The detailed engraving shows the city its buildings and extensive network of bridges and canals. The view shows important landmarks. Among them are the Piazza San Marco, with its famous basilica, Campanile (bell tower) and tall columns supporting statues of the Lion of Venice and St. Theodore. The many small islands surrounding the city are also depicted and labeled, such as the Island of San Giorgio with its Palladian church and monastery as well as Murano, where glass-making workshops were located. Ships, boats and gondolas traverse the waterways.

Below the view, a vignette illustrates a procession of the Doge of Venice (chief magistrate and government official) accompanied by other officials, each labeled with their title or role. On either side of the vignette, a numbered key corresponding to numbers on the view lists 35 principal canals and over 125 palaces, churches, convents, monasteries, bridges, hospitals and another important structures. These include the Arsenal, the bridge over the Rialto Canal and the location of the Jewish ghetto. Unrestored original condition, light toning and soiling; light spots near titleat centre fold and in Lagoon nearr S.Lazaro.
Keoman 2; B&H 13, plate 44]. 335 by 484mm (13¼ by 19 inches).    €2500
Stock No. 3206 - Europe full description

Views of Vienna & Buda.

Vienne.Bude. Braun & Hogenberg. Vienne.Bude. Vienna Austria Metropolis Urbs.. Buda vulgo Ofen.. Cologne G. von Kempen 1575
Black and white, copper engraved views of Vienna & Buda 2 views on 1 plate, from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. French text to verso.
Views of the capitals of Austria and Hungary.
The view of Vienna with 2 coats of arms either side of title cartouche; major buildings, churches named.
The view of Buda from the city side looking across the Danube. Good impression; light toning and soiling, stains, mainly to blank margins; ink spot below left coat of arms in view of Vienna; dark spot to lower centre fold in plate lines and another 2 lighter just above, between figures of view of Buda.
Keoman 2; B&H 13, [plate 42]. 331 by 475mm (13 by 18¾ inches).    €700
Stock No. 3224 - 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

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

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

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


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