Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg, 1617.
View. Copper engraving. Image measures 12.25 x 22".
This stunning panorama of Krakow, Poland, is a view from the south, looking north across the Vistula River. 14 prominent buildings are noted.
The view was published by Braun and Hogenberg in their famous city atlas "Civitates Orbis Terraru," a collection of city views and plans created as a companion to Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" and published between 1572 and 1617.
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 uncolored view is a must have for collectors of the region.