Urbium Precipuarum Totius Mundi

Braun & Hogenberg
Title page from Braun & Hogenberg's town book. Printed 1581 in Cologne.

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Title page from the third volume of the famous town book Civitates Orbis Terrarum by Braun & Hogenberg. Published in Cologne between 1581 and 1599.


CartographerBraun & Hogenberg
TitleUrbium Precipuarum Totius Mundi
Publisher, YearGottfried von Kempen, Cologne, 1581-99
Plate Size35.3 x 22.2 cm (13.9 x 8.7 inches)
Sheet Size41.5 x 28.0 cm (16.3 x 11.0 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 41:3


Some staining.


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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Title page from Braun & Hogenberg's town book. Printed 1581 in Cologne.

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