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1581. (Arras) Atrebatum, fertilissimae Artesiae Urbs primaria, elegantissimo situ . . .

  • (Arras)   Atrebatum, fertilissimae Artesiae Urbs primaria, elegantissimo situ . . .

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 Cologne

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(Arras)   Atrebatum, fertilissimae Artesiae Urbs primaria, elegantissimo situ . . .

Nice example of this iconic plan of 16th century Arras, which appeared in Braun & Hogenberg's 6 volume Civititas Orbis Terrarum.

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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12407x9240 px
Disk:
22.5341MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Cologne
Author:
Georg Braun. Frans Hogenberg.
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