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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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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 - (Zwolle) wol - Swolla Diu Celebris Meruit Virtutibus Armaquae Populum Fortem Nobilitare Solent. Inde Salutisera Veteri pietate fideque In Tripolim recipi foedere digna fuite.

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Fine early birds-eye view of Zwolle, the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel. 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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1581 - (Enkhuizen) Die Stadt Enchuijsen

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Decorative early view of Enkhuizen, 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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1581 - (Deventer) Liberae et Hanseaticae Urbis Daventriensis Delineatio

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Fine early birds-eye view of Deventer. 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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1582 - Slusa, Teutonicae Flandriae Opp. Admodum Elegans

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Fine early plan of Sluis, in Zeeland, published by Braun & Hogenberg. The town received city rights in 1290. In 1340, the Battle of Sluis was fought nearby at sea. In 1587, during the Eighty Years' War, the town was captured by Spanish troops...


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1588 - Gouda, elegantiss Hollandiae .Opp. ad Isalam amnem, ubi Goudam flu. à quo Oppidum nomen habet, absorbet. 1585

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Nice old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's map of Gouda. This is a bird's-eye view of the city from the south. In the foreground is the confluence of the Gouwe and the IJssel. Prominent features are the town hall (Stadthuys) and the Gothic...


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1612 - (Ieperen) Hypra Flandriarum Civitas Munitissima

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Nice old color example of of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Ieperen.


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1572 - (Tienen) Tiena, Brabantiae Opp: ad amnem Geta, unde casei, qui inde nomen habent, magnus proventus, Estque hic templum S. Germani, Canonicorum Collegio, ornatum

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Decorative early views of Tienen in Flemish 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 - [Brugge] Brugae, Flandricarum Urbium Ornamenta

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Fine early birdseye view of the City of Brugge in Belgium. 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 - (Philippeville, Mariembourg, Chimay, and Walcourt)

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Fine set of 4 views of the towns of Philippeville, Mariembourg, Chimay, and Walcourt, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum.


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1580 - Luxembourg - Lutzenburgum, Ducatus eiusdem Nominis, Vetus et Primaria Urbs ...

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Old hand-color example of this early plan of Luxembourg, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first major atlas of City Plans and Views, based upon the work of Jacob Van Deventer. The cartouche translates as follows: Luxembourg,...


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1572 - [Swiss Cities] Decem Et Tria Loca Confoederatorum Helvetia

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Braun & Hogenberg's set of 13 views of Swiss towns, first issued in 1572. The towns illustrated are Schwyz, Unterwalden, Zug, Glarus, Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lucerne, Uri, Fribourg, Solothurn, Schaffhausen, and Appenzell. Between 1291 and 1512, the...


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1575 - [St. Gallen] S. Galli Opp. et Monasterium Helvetiorum, asterente Ottone Frisingensi

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Nice old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of St. Gallen in Switzerland.


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1572 - Lille Insula

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Detailed plan of the city of Lille, in France. This very detailed plan shows accurately the town with its streets, places, churches and squares. Decorated with 2 coats of arms, figures in the foreground and a title cartouche. From Braun &...


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1575 - Montes, Hannoniae Metropolis [and] Atrebatum, Episcopalis Et Metropolica Artesiae Citivas

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Two early city views of Bergen / Mons in Hainaut, Belgium and Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, North of France, from an early edition of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the most prolific compilation of city views published in the 16th...


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1575 - (Dunkerque, Gravelines and Bourbourg) Duynkercke / Grevelinge / Borborch

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Fine early city views of Dunquerke, Gravelins and Bourbourg, from an early edition of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the most prolific compilation of city views published in the 16th Century.