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Lot 203 - Web Auction 99

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Braun G., Hogenberg F., "Bilbao", from the collection "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", Cologne, T. Graminaeus, 1572-1617.
Very nice B/W etching and engraving showing a view of Bilbao, capital of Basque Country, in its state around 1540's. Beautifully visible in the engraving the bridge ,St. Anthony Church and the Gothic Cathedral of Santiago. Very Good conditions, with a Passepartou.

The “Civitates Orbis Terrarum” (Atlas of Cities of the World) was the second oldest printed atlas in the history of world cartography and the first atlas totally dedicated to topographical views. The first volume of this collection was published in Cologne in 1572; the others following in 1575, 1581, 1588 and 1598. The sixth and final volume appeared in 1617, just before the extensive devastation wreaked by the Thirty Years’War.

“The most original and magnificent of all city-atlases, which drew on the work of accomplished topographical artists; and…reproduced it in pictorial compositions of great charm and individuality”. R.A.Skelton
40 x 70 (foglio e passepartout), 26 x 49 (image)



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