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Frans Hogenberg

Frans Hogenberg


Frans Hogenberg (ca. 1540-ca. 1590) was a Flemish and German engraver and mapmaker who also painted. He was born in Mechelen, south of Antwerp, the son of wood engraver and etcher Nicolas Hogenberg. Together with his father, brother (Remigius), uncle, and cousins, Frans was one member of a prominent artistic family in the Netherlands.

During the 1550s, Frans worked in Antwerp with the famous mapmaker Abraham Ortelius. There, he engraved the maps for Ortelius’ groundbreaking first atlas, published in Antwerp in 1570, along with Johannes van Deotecum and Ambrosius and Ferdinand Arsenius. It is suspected he engraved the title page as well. Later, Ortelius supported Hogenberg with information for a different project, the Civitates orbis terrarium (edited by Georg Braun, engraved by Hogenberg, published in six volumes, Cologne, 1572-1617). Hogenberg engraved the majority of the work’s 546 prospects and views.

It is possible that Frans spent some time in England while fleeing from religious persecution, but he was living and working in Cologne by 1580. That is the city where he died around 1590. In addition to his maps, he is known for his historical allegories and portraits. His brother, Remigius, also went on to some fame as an engraver, and he died around the same time as his brother.



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1572 - Monasterium Urbs in media Westphalia . . . / Osnabrugum Elegans Saxoniae Opp. / Wesalia Inferior

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Three important early views of Osnabruck, Münster and Wesel in Northern Germany on a single sheet. 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 - Colonia Agrippina

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Nice old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Koln (Cologne). TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TOP: Divitense Munimentum is today known in the corrupted form of Tuitum and in popular speech as Deutz. Constantine the Great, son of Emperor...


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1575 - Lubec . . . [and] Hamburch ein Vorneliche Han Stat. (Hamburg & Lubeck)

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Nice old color example of this pair of birdseye views of Hamburg and Lubeck 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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1575 - (Mainz, Würzburg and Sion) Moguntia, Germaniae Metropolis, ad Rheni ripas Urbs Celeberrima, mercatorum frequentia . . . [and] Herbipolis Comuiter Wirtzburg Orientalis Franciae Metropolis [and] Sedunum, primaria & Metropolitica Valesiae urbs . . .

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Nice old color views of Mainz, Würzburg and Sion (Sitten), 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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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...