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1572. Calechut Celeberrimum Indiae Emporium / Ormus / Canonor / S. George Oppidum Mina....

  • Calechut Celeberrimum Indiae Emporium / Ormus / Canonor / S. George Oppidum Mina....

Calechut Celeberrimum Indiae Emporium / Ormus / Canonor / S. George Oppidum Mina.... information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 1974x1460 px
Disk Size: 
 950252B
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Frankfurt

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  27.42 х 20.28
Printing at 150 dpi 
 13.16 х 9.73
Printing at 300 dpi 
 6.58 х 4.87

Striking group of 4 city views, illustrating a trip from Africa to the trading regions of East, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the most famous and influential book of town plans published in the 16th Century. The top view shows the important 16th Century Indian trading center Calecut, near Madras, which was then an important Portugese trading post, at a time when the Portugese made a fortune from trade with the East. It shows the town rising out of a jungle of palm trees. An elephant with a mahout is watching while boats are constructed on the beach, and Asian and European vessels just offshore are shown in some detail. Beneath the view of Calecut are smaller views of Ormuz at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, Canonor in India, and the Portuguese fortress of El Mina in West Africa.

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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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
1974x1460 px
Disk:
950252B
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Frankfurt
Author:
Georg Braun. Frans Hogenberg.
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