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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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1575 - Heidelberga [and] Spira [and] Wormatia

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Nice old color views of Heidelberg, Worms and Speyer, from an early edition of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the most prolific compilation of city views published in the 16th Century.


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1576 - [Munich, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Nordlinga etc.] Monacum, Nominatissima Bavariae Civita (with) Ingolstadium (with) Nordlinga (with) Frisingensis (with) Ratispona (with) Straubinga

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Nice set of 6 views of Southern German Cities, including Munich, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Nordlinga, Frisinga, and Strauburg, etc. Includes manuscript notes in a contemporary hand.


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1580 - [Weimar, Erfurt, Jena, Fuld, Gotha ] Weimaria / Iena . . . / Erdfordia . . . / Gotha . . . / Fuldensis . . .

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Important early views of the German Cities of Weimar, Erfurt, Jena, Fuld and Gotha, which appeared in Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatis Orbis Terrarum, the most important collection of city views and plans published in the 16th Century.


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1581 - (Weimar) Winmaria, Fertiliss. Thuringiae Urbs Praestantissima Vulgo Weinmar

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Old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's important early view of Weimar, crediting Johan Wolfius, Rector of the Gymnasium at Ratisbona (Regensburg).


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1582 - [Aachen] Aquisgranum, vulgo Aich, ad Menapiorum Fines, Perantiqua Imperii Urbs . . . MD LXXVI

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Important early view of Aachen, which appeared in Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatis Orbis Terrarum, the most important collection of city views and plans published in the 16th Century. This detailed plan of Aachen shows the city surrounded by the...


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1588 - Dresden / Leibzigk

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Nice old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's views of Dresden and Leipzig. 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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1594 - Linsum Austraiae vulgo Lintz Anno 1594

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Decorative early view of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Lintz, from an elevated viewpoint, looking south from Across the Danube. The map is based upon a landscape painting by Lukas van Valckenborch, engraved by Georg Hoefnagel in 1594. The text on...


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1595 - (Swiebodzin) Die Stat Swybuschin in Nider Schlesien

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Fine example of Braun & Hogenberg's map of Swiebodzin. The earliest historical records mentioning Swiebodzin dates to the beginning of the fourteenth century. The town grew around the confluence of old trade routes linking Silesia with Pomerania...


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1617 - [Warsaw] Varsovia

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Fine old color example of this important early view of Warsaw, first published by Braun & Hogenberg in Theatri praecipuarum Totius Mundi Urbium Liber Sextus Anno MDCXVII, the rare 6th and final volume of their monumental work of City Views of the...


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1575 - Moscauw

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Decorative full color example of Braun & Hogenberg's first view of Moscow, from a slightly elevated viewpoint from across the frozen Moskva River, first published in 1575. The walled center of the old city is depicted with its many churches. The...


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1581 - (Kaliningrad and Riga) Mons Regius; Prussiae, Sive Borussiae, Urbs Maritima, Elegantissima Princips Sedes (and) Riga, Percommode ad Duna Amnem Sita, Emporium Celebre, et Livoniae Metropolis

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Fine early views of Kalingrad and Riga, first published by Braun & Hogenberg in 1581. The view is one of the earliest obtainable views of Kalingrad and Riga.


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1617 - Moscovia Urbs Metropolis Totius Russia Albae

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Finely colored example of Braun & Hogenberg's Plan of Moscow. This decorative and detailed plan of Moscow (Moskva) appeared in volume 6 of Braun & Hogenberg's of the Civitatus Orbis Theatrum. Because first appeared in 1617 in the final volume...


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1595 - (Nové Zámky, Slovakia) and Visegrád, Hungary)) Owar germanice Nieu Huisel (and) Vizzegrard germanice Plindeburg

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Fine pair of views of the cities of Nové Zámky, Slovakia and Visegrád, Hungary, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. These are among the earliest printed views of each of the two cities.


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1572 - Praga, Bohemiae Metropolis Accuratissime Expressa [with] Egra urbs a Flumio . . .

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Finely colored example of this striking view of Prague and of Egra, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum.. Prague is shown dissected by the River, including three bridges and various watercraft in the river. One of the earliest and most...


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1581 - Riga, Percommode ad Duna Amnem Sita, Emporium Celebre, et Livoniae Metropolis

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A fine early view of Riga, first published by Braun and Hogenberg in 1581. This is one of the earliest obtainable views of the city and was heavily based on Munster's slightly earlier map of the city. This map appeared in Braun and Hogenberg's...


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1572 - Ancona Civitas Piceni celeberrima . . .

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A fine early view of Ancona in the Marche region of Italy, published by Braun & Hogenberg in their monumental 6 volume Civitatus Orbis Terrarum.