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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 ($808 • €686 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 ($3,903 • €3,315 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 ($1,050 • €892 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 ($808 • €686 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Windsor & Oxford]
Oxonium nobile Anglie oppidum...; Vindesorium celeberrimum Anglie castrum... Cologne, 1575. Coloured. 365 x 490mm.
Prospects of Windsor Castle and Oxford after Joris Hofnagle, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans.
[Ref: 16784]    £750.00 ($1,010 • €857 rates)


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 ($942 • €800 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 ($1,279 • €1,086 rates)


 Scotland 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century plan of Edinburgh]
Edenburg. Edenburgum Scotiae Metropolis. Cologne, 1581-, Latin text. Coloured. 345 x 460mm.
A fine 'map-view' of Edinburgh with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. It shows the medieval city walls which, at the time, protected a population of about 12,000; top left is Edinburgh Castle with the Grassmarket underneath; in the centre is St Giles' Cathedral. The plan was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the largest series of printed town plans of the period. KOEMAN: B&H 3.
[Ref: 17666]    £1,400.00 ($1,884 • €1,600 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 ($1,346 • €1,143 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 ($740 • €629 rates)


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