Lugdunum (Lyon) Historic town map by Braun & Hogenberg 1572

Lugdunum (Lyon) Historic town map by Braun & Hogenberg 1572

Lugdunum (Lyon) Historic town map by Braun & Hogenberg 1572

Lugdunum (Lyon) Historic town map by Braun & Hogenberg 1572

Lugdunum (Lyon) Historic town map by Braun & Hogenberg 1572

Lugdunum (Lyon) Historic town map by Braun & Hogenberg 1572

Lugdunum (Lyon) Historic map Braun & Hogenberg’s Civitatus Orbis Terrarum. 1572 Lyon, Braun & Hogenberg. Attractive birds eye view map of the Roman town of Lugdunum (Lyon) showing the ruins of the Roman theater of Fourvière (Amphitheater) the monastery of Saint-Just, (destroyed by the Protestants in 1562) the Roman channel between the Saône and the Rhône rivers and the ancient historical building with the middle age fortifications of the city. This map represents the old city as it was under the rule of the French kings Francis 1 and Henry II. The map is decorated with three cartouches describing the city, verso of the map the city describing in Latin text. Georg Braun (1541 1622) was a topo-geographer. Braun corresponds with map sellers and scientists around the world. From 1572 to 1617 he edited the Civitates orbis terrarum, which contains 546 prospects, bird’s-eye views and maps of old cities. He began work with Frans Hogenberg but was the main publisher of the atlas. He acquired the copper plates, hired artists and wrote the texts. He died as an octogenarian in 1622, as the only survivor of the original team to witness the publication of volume VI in 1617. Frans Hogenberg (1535 – 1590) was a Brabant cartographer. Hogenberg drew maps and made drawings for publishers in the Netherlands, Germany and England. Besides being a draftsman, painter and engraver, he was also a publisher himself. Like his brother Remigius, Frans probably got lessons from his stepfather, the mapmaker Hendrik Terbruggen. 20.5 x 16 inches. 52.5 x 41 cm. 19.25 x 13.25 inches. 49 x 33.5 cm. Condition: very good, light browned egges, fold as published. All maps and prints are genuine, authentic, published at the date stated in this listing! Mapandmaps that’s it. Always real antique maps – Always original – Never reproductions. For better quality pictures please go to our web site. All maps and prints are genuine, authentic, published at the date stated above. 3 day’s Global Express Courier Services on request. The item “Lugdunum (Lyon) Historic town map by Braun & Hogenberg 1572″ is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “mapandmaps” and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: County Map
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country/Region: France
  • Cartographer/Publisher: See lower description.
  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
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