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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 ($763 • €674 rates)


 Turkey 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A important 16th century plan of Constantinople]
Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis. Cologne, c.1574. Coloured. 330 x 485mm. Small hole in top margin expertly repaired.
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: 19552]    £2,600.00 ($3,305 • €2,920 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Mombasa, Aden & Quiloa]
Aden, Arabiæ Foelicis emporium celeberrimi nominis...; Mombaza; Quiloa; Cefala. Cologne, c.1572, Latin text edition. Coloured. 340 x 475mm.
Four map-views on one sheet, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first systematic atlas 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. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 18209]    £650.00 ($826 • €730 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 ($890 • €786 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A 16th century town plan of Cambridge]
Cantebrigia, opulentissimi Anglie Regni, urbs celeberrimi nominis, ab Academie conditore Cantabro, cognominata... Cologne, 1588-, French edition. Coloured. 325 x 440mm.
The earliest printed map of Cambridge, 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: 19650]    £1,250.00 ($1,589 • €1,404 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 ($1,144 • €1,011 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [The earliest available printed map of London]
Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. Koln: c.1575. Original colour restored. 330 x 490mm. A fine example.
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 fourth state of the plate, 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. 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: 18477]    £7,500.00 ($9,533 • €8,423 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 Scotland 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century plan of Edinburgh]
Edenburg. Edenburgum Scotiae Metropolis. Cologne, 1581-, Latin text. Coloured. 345 x 460mm.
A very fine 'map-view' of Edinburgh with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 3.
[Ref: 18139]    £1,400.00 ($1,779 • €1,572 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 ($1,271 • €1,123 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early town plan of Maastricht]
Maestricht. Traiectum as Mosam. Cologne, 1581, Latin text edition. Coloured. 370 x 495mm.
A plan of the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands, 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, two years before publication, the city was sacked and looted by the Spanish under General Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, and was held until 1632.
[Ref: 11686]    £1,200.00 ($1,525 • €1,348 rates)


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