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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 - Genua Ligurum domina . . . [and] Florentia urbs est Insignis Hetruariae, olim Fluentia dicta . . . (Genoa & Florence)

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Beautiful Original Hand-Color view of Florence and Genoa A fine example of this pair of birdseye views of "Genua" and "Firenze." The details on these views is extensive, and the work is attractively produced. Additional text describes both cities and...


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1581 - Tiburtum vulgo Tivoli

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The city of Tivoli, shown from Mount Tiburtini, with an inset of the famous cascading waterfalls. In the foreground, illustrations of 3 climbers include Hoefnagel and Abraham Ortelius, who visited the town and studied it in 1578, as noted in the...


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1597 - Calatia vulgo Caiazo, Perantiquum Campaniae Foelicis Oppidum

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Striking town plan of Caiazzo from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum, first issued in 1597. Caiazzo is a city in the province of Caserta (Campania) in Italy. It is located on the right bank of the Volturnus, northeast of Capua. The...


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1572 - Roma

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Exceptionally fine old color example of one of Braun & Hogenberg's views of Rome, from an early edition of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Striking bird's-eye plan of Rome showing the city as it was circa 1550. Included are...


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1572 - Venetia

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Striking example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Venice, one of the most highly sought after 16th Century views of the City. Includes a key with over 150 placenames. Important early view of Venice, from Braun & Hogenberge's Civitatus Orbis...


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1581 - Tridentum. Trient

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Fine early birdseye view of the Trento in Italy. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century. The bird's-eye plan shows Trento on the Adige with its surrounding...


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1588 - Sulmo Ovidii Patria (with) Urbino

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Old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's views of Urbino and Sulmona. This view of Urbino has been reduced to two views. The upper view is from the Southwest and shows the Palazzo Ducale built into the slope. Directly behind it appears the tower...


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1588 - Antiquae Urbis Romae Imago Accuratiss: Ex Vetustis Monumentis, Ex Vetigiis Videlicet Aedificior Moenium Ruinis Fide Numismatum . . .

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Fine example of the Braun & Hogenberg Plan of Rome, first published in the 1588 edition of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Braun & Hogenberg's view is based upon the work of Pirro. However, the title banner and lower key embellishments are...


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1700 - Velitrae vulgo Blitri

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Decorative birdseye view of Velletri from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum. Fine view from the northwest of Velletri and the hills around Coru. On the right the Pontine marshes (D) can be seen, and in the distance Capo Circeo (A) and...


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1572 - Burgos celebris et antiqua Hispaniae civiatas, quae Auca, Bravum, Masburgi, Liconiturgis habet [with] Sanct. Sebastianum vulgo Donostien ad mare Oceanum insigne regni Guipuzcoa oppidum

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Nice example of Braun & Hogenberg's views of San Sebastian and Burgos, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century. The foreground shows various city...


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1572 - Granada 1563

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Finely colored example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Granada, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century. Fine early view of the Spanish city of Granada as...


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1575 - Antequera

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Old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Antiquera, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century. A fine view of Antequera, with the Sierra de los...


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1575 - Bilvao . . .

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Nice example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Bilbao. The view shows Bilbao from the southeast; in the distance the town of Portugalete can be seen on the estuary of the Nervion in the Bay of Biscay. Diego López V de Haro founded Bilbao on June 15,...


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1575 - Santander

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Nice example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Santander. Santander and its surrounding bay are shown from the northeast. The image is dominated by the harbor, which indicates the importance of this city for trade in the region of Cantabria; after...


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1578 - Barcelona [with] Eciia

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Nice example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Barcelona, with the plan of Eciia below. 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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1578 - Toletum . . . [with] Vallisoletum

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Finely colored example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Toledo and Valladolid. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century.