CD-10002

Antique Map of Bolsward by Braun & Hogenberg (c.1598)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Trimmed from larger sheet, right margin extended. Latin text on verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1598
  • Overall size: 27 x 24 cm.
  • Image size: 22 x 22 cm.
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.. Antique Map of Bolsward by Braun & Hogenberg (c.1598)

Description: Antique map titled ‘Bolzvardia vetus in Frisia Foederis (..)’. Old map of the city of Bolsward, Friesland. Originally part of a sheet together with the cities of Stavoren, Harlingen and Hindeloopen. This map originates from ‘Urbium praecipuarum totius mundi liber quartus‘. Latin text on verso.

Artists and Engravers: Georg Braun (1542-1622), a German publisher and Frans Hogenberg issued the famous six volume town book "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" between 1572 and 1618. The volumes originally published in Latin, follow by German and French translations. Franz Hogenberg (1533-1588) was the son of a Munich engraver who settled in Malines. He engraved most of the plates for Ortelius' Theatrum and the majority of those in the Civitates, and may have been responsible for originating the project. Worked and died in Cologne/Germany. He was a prolific copper engraver and etching artist of maps and town views. In cooperation with Georg Braun he created the first four volumes of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum in 1572.