Old coloured view of Delft from the Latin edition of the town book Civitates orbis terrarum by Braun and Hogenberg, printed in 1581 in Cologne. Latin text on verso. Second state of the plate, now with corrected title cartouche, a coat of arms at the upper left, additional costumes in the lower corners and additional animals, farms and houses around the town. Manuscript ornaments at the frame corners by an old hand.
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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