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  ASIA 
 India 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early townplans of Calechut, Cannanore, Elmina and Hormuz]
Calechut Celeberrimum Indiæ Emporium; Ormus; Canonor; S.Georgii Oppidum Mina nuncupatum... Cologne, 1572-, Latin text edition. Coloured. 335 x 475mm.
Four views on one plate, showing some of the few non-European townplans published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first atlas of printed townplans. Calicut and Cannanore are on the south-west coast of India; 'St. George Oppidum Mina' is Elmina, the famous slave fort on the Gold Coast of Ghana; and Hormuz guards the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
[Ref: 16864]    £600.00 ($769 • €667 rates)


 Turkey 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A fine 16th century plan of Constantinople in fine original colour]
Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis. Cologne, c.1574. Original colour. 330 x 485mm. Centre fold reinforced on verso.
An early bird's-eye plan of Istanbul, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. Originally published in 1572, this example comes from the second state, with the last roundel in the series of portraits of the Turkish sultans filled by Murad III (1574-95).
[Ref: 18305]    £2,900.00 ($3,718 • €3,225 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Prospect of Alexandria in the 16th Century]
Alexandria. Cologne, 1574-, Latin text edition. Coloured. 365 x 485mm.
Original antique map view of Alexandria, published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. Among the buildings shown in profile are the lighthouse at the entrance of the harbour, the fortified dock and Pompey's Pillar. KOEMAN B&H 2.
[Ref: 12790]    £780.00 ($1,000 • €867 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Mombasa, Aden & Quiloa]
Aden, Arabiæ Foelicis emporium celeberrimi nominis...; Mombaza; Quiloa; Cefala. Cologne, c. 1598, French text edition. Original colour. 340 x 475mm.
Four map-views on one sheet, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. The views are of four of the most important ports in the Indian Ocean: the upper half of the sheet is dedicated to Aden, with Mombasa (Kenya), Kilwa (Tanzania) & Sofala (or Beira, Mozambique) underneath. French text on verso. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 15645]    £600.00 ($769 • €667 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A 16th century plan of Norwich]
Nordovicum, Angliae Civitas. Cologne, 1581-. Old colour. 325 x 440mm.
The earliest printed map of Norwich, a 'map-view' with the major buildings, in this case the colleges, shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 16817]    £700.00 ($897 • €778 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early bird's eye view of Canterbury]
Cantuarbury. Cantuaria urbs Angliae celebris; Archiepiscopati sede commendata. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 290 x 430mm. A couple of repaired tears at the bottom left and bottom margin, glue residue on verso of centerfold, overall a good example.
A fine 'map-view' of Canterbury with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in Volume IV of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 4.
[Ref: 17298]    £950.00 ($1,218 • €1,056 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century prospects of Windsor & Oxford]
Oxonium nobile Anglie oppidum...; Vindesorium celeberrimum Anglie castrum... Cologne, 1598, Latin text edition. Coloured. 365 x 490mm.
A classic prospects of Oxford and Windsor Castle after Hofnagle, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. French text on verso.
[Ref: 17668]    £900.00 ($1,154 • €1,001 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [The elusive FIRST STATE of the earliest available printed map of London]
Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. Köln: 1572, FIRST EDITION, Latin text. Original colour, slightly refreshed. 330 x 490mm.
The earliest town plan of London to survive, a 'map-view' with the major buildings shown in profile, and no consideration for perspective. This example is from the first state of the plate, before the addition of the Royal Exchange, with 'West Mester' rather than 'West Muster' for Westminster and without 'Cum Privilegio' lower right. This state is particularly rare, as it only appeared in the first edition of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', 1572: before the issue of the first German and French-text editions (1574 & 1575) the plate had already been altered. The plan was engraved by Frans Hogenberg, probably reduced from a 15-or-20-sheet wall map commissioned by the merchants of the Hanseatic League, of which there is no known example. The League had significant commercial interests in England, benefiting from tax and customs concessions on wool and finished cloth, allowing them to control that trade in Colchester and other cloth-making centres. It is believed they commissioned the wall map in the 1550s to curry favour with Queen Mary I in an attempt to retain these concessions. Certainly the survey must predate 1561 because the Norman St Paul's Cathedral still has the spire destroyed by lightning that year and never replaced. Mary's death in 1588 made the large and expensive map superfluous, as her successor Elizabeth revoked the League's privileges. However the engraver Franz Hogenberg was allowed to copy the plan for his atlas of town plans, ensuring this view of Tudor London survived for posterity. The League's base in the City was the Steelyard (here 'Stiliyards', by the side of the Thames), which is described in the Latin text panel lower right. They purchased the building in 1475. Part of the trade deal was their obligation to maintain Bishopsgate, the gate through the city walls that led to their interests in East Anglia. The rump cities of the League sold the building in 1853 and it is now the site of Cannon Street Station. HOWGEGO: 2 (1).
[Ref: 17605]    £11,000.00 ($14,102 • €12,232 rates)


  EUROPE 
 The Netherlands 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early prospect of Maastricht]
Traiectum as Mosam... Cologne, 1575, Latin text edition. 370 x 495mm.
A prospect of the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands drawn by Simon à Bello Monte and published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. The title "Traiectum ad Mosam" means "crossing over the Meuse", giving Maastricht its Dutch name. In 1579, five years after publication, the city was sacked by the Spanish under general Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma and was held until 1632.
[Ref: 11684]    £1,000.00 ($1,282 • €1,112 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century town plan of Dordrecht]
Dordrecht. Cologne, 1581, Latin text edition. 330 x 465mm.
An early townplan of the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands. Published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans, it is a cross between a map and a view, with little sense of perspective. The year of publication, 1581, saw the 'Act of Abjuration', the formal declaration of independence of the Dutch Low Countries from the Spanish king, Philip II.
[Ref: 11683]    £550.00 ($705 • €612 rates)


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