Köln or Cologne
Hometown of the mapmakers!
Date of first edition: 1572
Date of this edition: 1575; second state with three figures
Dimensions (not including margins): 33,5 x 47,6 cm
Dimensions (including margins): 41 x 54,2 cm
Condition: Good. Sharp copper engraving printed on paper. Old coloured. Centre fold as published. Wide margins. Right corner in margin edges slightly crumpled.
Condition rating: A
Verso: text in Latin
Map reference: Van der Krogt, IV, 2-1, 2091; Taschen, Br. Hog., p. 102
From: Civitatis Urbis Terrarum, Liber primus, first published 1572, this edition 1575; Van der Krogt IV, 2-2, 41:1, second state, page 38
Cologne (Köln) by Braun and Hogenberg
Cologne was the home town of Braun and Hogenberg and the birthplace of the Civitates. Essentially a ground plan, the engraving also shows oblique elevations of the buildings. These are taken, not from a single viewpoint that would have over-emphasized the foreground, but from a fictitious moving vantage-point that leaves each building true to scale. If the ordinary dwellings are stylized, the city’s monuments are portrayed from the life. The cathedral, destined to remain unfinished for a further three centuries, and the city walls, since demolished to make way for the Ringstrasse, are clearly visible.
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