Decorative, old coloured view of Limbourg in Belgium from the German edition of the town book Civitates orbis terrarum by Braun and Hogenberg in 1575. With two coats of arms and a title cartouche. In the foreground a shepherd with a flock of sheep. German text on verso.
Tear next to lower centrefold and in upper margin backed. Some staining in margin. Good conditions with beautiful old colours.
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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Old coloured town view of Limbourg, Lüttich, Belgium. Printed in Cologne by Gottfried von Kempen in 1575.
Low Countries - Braun & Hogenberg - Lympurch