Urbium Praecipuarum Mundi Theatrum Quintum

Braun & Hogenberg
Title page from Braun & Hogenberg's town book. Printed 1596 in Cologne.

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Engraved title-page from the fifth part of the famous town book Civitates Orbis Terrarum by Braun & Hogenberg. First published in Cologne in 1596.

In contrast to the frontispieces of the first four parts which show the mythology and symbolism of the ancient Rome, the title-page of the fifth part shows the contemporary 16th century Renaissance world.


CartographerBraun & Hogenberg
TitleUrbium Praecipuarum Mundi Theatrum Quintum
Publisher, YearGottfried von Kempen, Cologne, 1596
Plate Size35.2 x 22.4 cm (13.9 x 8.8 inches)
Sheet Size41.0 x 27.0 cm (16.1 x 10.6 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 41:5


A wormhole backed at lower right. Very 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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Title page from Braun & Hogenberg's town book. Printed 1596 in Cologne.

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