Köln or Cologne
by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg
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
Price (without VAT, possibly to be added): €1 250,00 (FYI +/- $1 337,50 / £1 112,50)
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– Rest of Europe: 40 euro
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Dresden and Leipzig (Saxony)by Georg Braun and Frans HogenbergPrice (without VAT, possibly to be added): €700,00 / $749,00 / £623,00
The ultimate double city map!
Frankfurtby Georg Braun and Frans HogenbergPrice (without VAT, possibly to be added): €950,00 / $1 016,50 / £845,50
Aachen – Aquisgranumby Georg Braun and Frans HogenbergPrice (without VAT, possibly to be added): €600,00 / $642,00 / £534,00
Augsburg (Free State Bavaria)by Georg Braun and Frans HogenbergPrice (without VAT, possibly to be added): €550,00 / $588,50 / £489,50
Home of the Fugger
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.