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1572. Lille Insula

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 Cologne

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Lille Insula

Detailed plan of the city of Lille, in France.

This very detailed plan shows accurately the town with its streets, places, churches and squares. Decorated with 2 coats of arms, figures in the foreground and a title cartouche. From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century.

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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Size:
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Disk:
34.0247MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Cologne
Author:
Georg Braun. Frans Hogenberg.
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