Urbis Romae Situs Cum Ius Qua e Adhuc Conspiciuntur Veter Monument Reliquiis

Reference: S40342
Author Georg BRAUN & Franz HOGENBERG
Year: 1575
Zone: Rome
Printed: Rome
Measures: 540 x 405 mm
€900.00

Description

Archeological map of Rome published in the Civitates Orbis Terrarum of 1575.

The map is a close copy of the Pirro Ligorio map of Rome (1552, published by Michele Tramezzino) reduced in size. Latin text edition.

The Civitates Orbis Terrarum, or the "Braun & Hogenberg", is a six-volume town atlas and the greatest book of town views and plans ever published: 363 engravings, sometimes beautifully coloured. It was one of the best-selling works in the last quarter of the 16th century. Georg Braun wrote the text accompanying the plans and views on the verso. A large number of the plates were engraved after the original drawings of Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600), who was a professional artist. The first volume was published in Latin in 1572, the sixth volume in 1617. Frans Hogenberg created the tables for volumes I through IV, and Simon van den Neuwel created those for volumes V and VI. Other contributors were cartographer Daniel Freese, and Heinrich Rantzau. Works by Jacob van Deventer, Sebastian Münster, and Johannes Stumpf were also used. Translations appeared in German and French.

Copperplate with fine later hand colour, good condition.

Literature

Scaccia Scarafoni p. 29, n. 22.

Georg BRAUN & Franz HOGENBERG

George Braun (1541-1622), cleric of Cologne, was the principal editor of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, and was greatly assisted in his project by the close, and continued interest of Abraham Ortelius, whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 was, as a systematic and comprehensive collection of maps of uniform style, the first true atlas. Franz Hogenberg (1535-1590) was the son of a Munich engraves who settled in Malines. He engraved most of the plates for Ortelius's Theatrum and the majority of those in the Civitates, and may have been responsible for originating the project.

Literature

Scaccia Scarafoni p. 29, n. 22.

Georg BRAUN & Franz HOGENBERG

George Braun (1541-1622), cleric of Cologne, was the principal editor of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, and was greatly assisted in his project by the close, and continued interest of Abraham Ortelius, whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 was, as a systematic and comprehensive collection of maps of uniform style, the first true atlas. Franz Hogenberg (1535-1590) was the son of a Munich engraves who settled in Malines. He engraved most of the plates for Ortelius's Theatrum and the majority of those in the Civitates, and may have been responsible for originating the project.