Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map
Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map

Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map

Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map

Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map

Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map

Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map

Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map

Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, Antique Map of Paris, “Lutetia, Vulgan Nomine Paris”. Original Antique hand-colored, double-page copper engraved town plan map of Paris, with two decorative title-cartouches in opposite corrners and three costumed figures in the lower left corner. From Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Probably printed in Cologne, Germany, ca. Last quarter of the 16th century CE. A gorgeously colorful map of one of the world’s greatest cities. Size of visible engraving: 20″ W x 14.5″ H (50.8 cm x 36.8 cm); size of frame: 36″ W x 30″ H (91.4 cm x 76.2 cm). This town plan of 16th century Paris was based upon a map made by Sebastian Munster in 1569, which was based upon an earlier ca. 1523 to 1530 CE drawing called the Premier Plan. East is at the top of the map. The urban layout of the city at this time is very clear, bounded by the city walls. The Bastille is visible in the upper center, and Notre Dame is clearly visible on the Ile de la Cite in the center. This illustration appeared in volume 1 of Braun & Hogenberg’s six-volume Civititas Orbis Terrarum. TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT LEFT: Lutetia, commonly known as Paris, is the largest city in France and has the navigable Seine flowing around it. With the nobility, merchants, an excellent university, the stupendous church of Notre-Dame, the royal palace and other outstanding buildings, with a fair judiciary and most beautiful epitaphs, it is a most flourishing city. CARTOUCHE RIGHT: Paris is truly a royal house / Of the god Apollo in his radiant splendour / Is like Cyrrea full of good minds / Vigorously it brings forth divers writings / Is like Chrysea abundant in metals / Almost like Greece flourishing in wisdom / The India of study and the Rome of poets / Athens, lastly, through famous scholars / Rosebush of the world, balsam of the firmament / Universal, the ornament of Sidon / Abundant in food and drink / Rich in lovely meadows and damp riverbanks / Fruitful in wine, mild for its citizens / Fertile in wheat and many other goods. The item “Braun & Hogenberg, Paris, 16th C Map, Original Antique Hand-Colored Engraved Map” is in sale since Thursday, August 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “jwpalmer57″ and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Year: Pre-1600
  • Map Type: Town plan
  • Format: Original engraving
  • Colouring: Hand-color
  • Era: 1500s
  • Original/Repro: Original hand-colored engraving
  • City: Paris
  • Size: 91cm x 76cm
  • Country/Region: Paris, France
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