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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 ($840 • €680 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 ($4,060 • €3,286 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 ($1,092 • €884 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 ($840 • €680 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 ($1,050 • €850 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 ($980 • €793 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 ($1,330 • €1,076 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [The first available printed map of London]
Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. Koln: c.1574. Fine original colour. 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. It was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, inspired by the success of the 'Theatrum', the atlas compiled by Abraham Ortelius. This example is from the second state of the plate, issued two years after the first, with the spelling 'West Muster' and the addition of the Royal Exchange. The plan was engraved by Frans Hogenberg, copied from a 15-or-20-sheet printed map, probably commissioned by the merchants of the Hanseatic League, who had significant commercial interests in England. For over two centuries they had enjoyed tax and customs concessions in the trade of wool and finished cloth, allowing them to control that trade in Colchester and other cloth-making centres. Their base in the City was the Steelyard (derived from 'Stalhof'), named 'Stiliyards' by the side of the Thames on this map and described in the text panel lower right. They purchased the building in 1475; part of the 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 Hanseatic League sold the building in 1853 and it is now the site of Cannon Street Station. The map must have been drawn fifteen years or so before publication: in the centre is the Norman St. Paul's Cathedral, with the spire that was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561 and not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666. HOWGEGO: 2 (2).
[Ref: 17877]    £9,500.00 ($13,300 • €10,764 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [The first available printed map of London]
Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. Koln: c.1574. Fine original colour. 330 x 490mm. Paper slightly age-toned.
The earliest town plan of London to survive, a 'map-view' with the major buildings shown in profile, and no consideration for perspective. It was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, inspired by the success of the 'Theatrum', the atlas compiled by Abraham Ortelius. This example is from the second state of the plate, issued two years after the first, with the spelling 'West Muster' and the addition of the Royal Exchange. The plan was engraved by Frans Hogenberg, copied from a 15-or-20-sheet printed map, probably commissioned by the merchants of the Hanseatic League, who had significant commercial interests in England. For over two centuries they had enjoyed tax and customs concessions in the trade of wool and finished cloth, allowing them to control that trade in Colchester and other cloth-making centres. Their base in the City was the Steelyard (derived from 'Stalhof'), named 'Stiliyards' by the side of the Thames on this map and described in the text panel lower right. 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 Hanseatic League sold the building in 1853 and it is now the site of Cannon Street Station. The map must have been drawn fifteen years or so before publication: in the centre is the Norman St. Paul's Cathedral, with the spire that was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561 and not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666. HOWGEGO: 2 (2).
[Ref: 18303]    £9,500.00 ($13,300 • €10,764 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Plan of Elizabethan London]
A Plan of London Westm.r and Southwark w.th ye Riv.r Thames, as they were Surveyd and publish't by Authority toward ye latter end of ye Raign of Queen Elizabeth; or about ye year of our Lord 1600. which being compared w.th ye new map of London ~ The prodigious increase of Building and other alteration of ye names and situation of Street &c in the last Centry will plainly appear. London, Hatton, 1708. Coloured. 330 x 475mm. Top cenetrfold tears repaired. Backed with archivist's paper.
The fourth and final state of the earliest printed map of London to survive, the only English edition. Originally published in 1572 for the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, the title had been 'Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis', in a title cartouche top centre. When Jansson re-issued the plate in 1657 he had a new title 'Londinium Vulgo London' engraved in a new cartouche over the four figures in Elizabethan dress bottom centre. The old cartouche has been erased but no new information has been added in its place, so the roads just end in empty fields. The title estimates the date of the survey to be c.1600, but the likely date would be half-a-century earlier: in the centre of London is the old St. Paul's Cathedral, showing its spire, which was was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561, and was not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666.
[Ref: 17647]    £2,300.00 ($3,220 • €2,606 rates)


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