Brilium, Holandiae Opp. Ob Intestinum Batavicum Bellum, Quod Anno Partae Salutis, M.D.LXXII. Calend Aprlis, Hic Initium Sumpsit, Famosum. Georg BRAUN, Frans HOGENBERG.

Brilium, Holandiae Opp. Ob Intestinum Batavicum Bellum, Quod Anno Partae Salutis, M.D.LXXII. Calend Aprlis, Hic Initium Sumpsit, Famosum.

Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg, 1575.

View. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13.75" x 19.25".

Beautiful town plan of Brielle (den Briel) in the Netherlands, circa 1575. The panoramic birds-eye view reveals the pastoral and maritime nature of the area. North is oriented at the bottom of the page. From the city atlas "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", a collection of city views and plans created as a companion to Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". The editions were published between 1572-1617. This edition has Latin text on back and is from Volume II. Overall toning and some mat burn. Minor wear along edges. Small holes along centerfold. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a Catholic cleric who edited the "Civitates orbis terrarum," a collection of 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of international cities. Hogenberg created the tables for the first 4 volumes. Together, these two geographers created a work that set new standard for cartography for the next century. This plan of Brielle demonstrates the high quality of their work.

Binding: Unbound
Condition: Very Good(-)
Language: English

Price: $400.00

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