Old coloured view of Antwerp (Antwerpen) from the Latin edition of the town book Civitates orbis terrarum by Braun and Hogenberg, printed in 1575 in Cologne. At the lower right a title cartouche, left a cartouche with a key, in the upper corners two coats of arms. With many ships on the Scheldt. Latin text on verso.
The old green colour broken in three areas due to oxidation and backed there with Japan paper. Good condition.
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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