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Georg Braun

Georg Braun


Georg Braun (1541-1622) was born and died in Cologne. His primary vocation was as Catholic cleric; he spent thirty-seven years as canon and dean at the church St. Maria ad Gradus, in Cologne. Braun was the chief editor of the Civitates orbis terrarum, the greatest book of town views ever published. His job entailed hiring artists, acquiring source material for the maps and views, and writing the text. In this role, he was assisted by Abraham Ortelius. Braun lived into his 80s, and he was the only member of the original team to witness the publication of the sixth volume in 1617.



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1572 - Mexico Regia et Celebris Hispaniae Novae Civitas (and) Cusco, Rengi Peru in Novo Orbe . . .

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Fine old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's views of Mexico City and Cusco, among the earliest printed views of any American City. This view was the only 2 American views in Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most influential...


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1572 - Cestria Vulgo Chester, Angliae Civitas

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Finely engraved view of the City of Chester in England, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum. Based on the survey of William Smith, the bird's-eye plan shows the town's prominent Norman castle, walled defenses and central cathedral.


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1572 - Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis

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The First Map of London Fine example of this important early bird's-eye view of London, which appeared in Volume 1 of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum. The view was based on a now-lost twenty-sheet plan of London believed to have...


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1572 - Oxonium nobile Anglie oppidum Septenrionalem . . . [with] Vindesorium celeberrimum Anglia castrum locus amoenißimus aedificia magnifica . . .

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Decorative pair view of Oxford and Windsor Castle, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Theatrum, the most famous atlas of city views published in the 16th Century. Fine full color example with wide clean margins.


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1581 - Nordovicum Angliae Civitas

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Important early view of Norwich, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century. This fine view of Norwich is based on William Cuningham's plan of 1558. Viewed from...


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1580 - Edenburg -- Edenburgum Scotiae Metropolis

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Finely colored example of the earliest obtainable views of Edinburgh, published by Braun & Hogenberg. Includes Edinburgh's major 16th Century buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published for the Civitates Orbis...


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1572 - Groeninga, sive ut alij Gruninga, Frisae urbs . . . / Broversavia, cius Insulae in Zelandia oppidum . . . / Groricum Nobile Hollaniae Oppidum

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Decorative early views of Groeningen, Gork and Brovershaven. Bird's-eye view of the 3 towns with details of surrounding fields, farms and structures. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and...


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1572 - (Mechelen) Nitidissimae Civitatis Mechlineensis In Meditullio Brabantiae Sitae Exactis: Delineatio

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Decorative early views of Mechelen in Brabant. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th century.


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1572 - Amstelredamum, Nobile Inferioris Germaniae Oppidum

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This is a finely colored example of Braun & Hogenberg's first view of Amsterdam, from Part I of their Civitates Orbis Terrarum, first published in Cologne in 1572. Braun & Hogenberg's view is based upon a plan of Amsterdam by Cornelis...


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1575 - Harlemum, sive ut Ha: Barlan Her:lemum Urbs Hollandia famosa . . .

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Detailed early plan of Haarlem. The translation of the title cartouche is as follows: Harlemum, or, as Hadrianus Barlandus writes, Herlemum, a renowned Dutch city, founded by an illustrious man who had the German name Lem; the city was therefore...


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1575 - Middelburgum, Selandiae Opp: Situ, Opere, et Mercimoniis, Florentiss:

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Fine early birdseye view of the Island of Middelburg. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th century. This bird's-eye view from the southeast shows the capital of...


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1575 - (Maastricht) Traiectum ad Mosam

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Detailed plan of Maastricht on the Maas (Meuse River). The title translates as Crossing over the Maas River. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century.


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1575 - Middelburgum, Selandiae Opp: Situ, Opere, et Mercimoniis, Florentiss:

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Fine early birdseye view of the Island of Middelburg. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th century. This bird's-eye view from the southeast shows the capital of...


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1581 - [Nymmegen] Novimagium sive Noviromagum vulgo Nijmmegen . . . .

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Nice old color example of this early birdseye view of Nijmegen. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century. A bird's-eye view of the city, where the royal...


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1581 - Bergen Op Zoom

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Fine early birds-eye view of Bergen Op Zoom. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th century. The verso translates as follows: Bergen is a beautiful and very...


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1581 - Delphium urbs Hollandiae cultissima, ab eiusdem nominis fossa vulgo, Deelft appellata

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Nice old color example of the first state of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Delft. The first state includes a simple lettered title cartouche and an the name "Deelft" at the top. The later state adds a more elaborate script in both the title and the...