Antique town view of Tunis. Printed in Cologne in the year 1575.

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Description

Attractive cityview of Tunis in Tunisia / Africa. Showing the Imperial attack on Tunis in 1573. Latin text on verso.

Details

CartographerBraun & Hogenberg
TitleTunes Urbs
Publisher, YearCologne, 1575
Plate Size32.0 x 41.5 cm (12.6 x 16.3 inches)

Condition

Minor overall toning, small tears in margin, one small tear (1.5 cm) in engraving repaired, small hole in margin (upper left corner).

Cartographer

Georg Braun, born 1542 and Frans Hogenberg, born around 1536, German publishers and engravers, have issued the famous six volume town book Civitates Orbis Terrarum between 1572 and 1618. The volumes originally published in Latin, follow by German and French translations. The plates passed to Jan Janssonius who reissued the town books in 1657 while removing the costume figures on the plates. Braun died in 1622, Hogenberg in 1588.

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Antique town view of Tunis. Printed in Cologne in the year 1575.

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