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Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, allegorical atlas title page of the second part. 1575-1612

The title page of the second part is a continuation of the theme of the origin of cities in the first part. This title page continues the theme of human civilisation and progress through settlement and urbanisation. The polytheism of ancient Greek and Roman society is clearly represented, especially the deities of the home and domestic life, as are the symbols of civilised society that accompany them. It shows a statue of Cybele, sive Vestia, the mother Goddess of the Earth, seated on a chariot drawn by two lions. She is flanked by Religio ([Christian] religion), shown with a cross, bible and dove, and Politia (government), holding the keys of office, the books of the law and statute, and a symbolic staff of power. The richly decorated pedestal has a central, double Floris-style cartouche in which the title of the part appears in the square, upper field. In the oval lower vignette, the ceremony of marking out the outline or foundations of a new city or colony in Greek or Roman times (Urbis Condendae, sive Coloniae Ducendale, Ritus) is depicted along with a hooded figure on a plough drawn by two axen. In both bottom corners of the pedestal, two men are shown sitting on benches; they symbolize the Penates and Lares, respectively - the household gods of the Romans and the divinities presiding over the hearth and the whole house. (Van der Krogt)


Braun G. & Hogenberg F. and the Civitates Orbis Terrarum.

The Civitates Orbis Terrarum, or the "Braun & Hogenberg", is a six-volume town atlas and the most excellent book of town views and plans ever published: 363 engravings, sometimes beautifully coloured. It was one of the best-selling works in the last quarter of the 16th century. Georg Braun wrote the text accompanying the plans and views on the verso. Many plates were engraved after the original drawings of a professional artist, a professional artist, Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600). The first volume was published in Latin in 1572, and the sixth in 1617. Frans Hogenberg created the tables for volumes I through IV, and Simon van den Neuwel made those for volumes V and VI. Other contributors were cartographers Daniel Freese and Heinrich Rantzau. Works by Jacob van Deventer, Sebastian Münster, and Johannes Stumpf were also used. Translations appeared in German and French.

Following the original publication of Volume 1 of the Civitates in 1572, seven further editions of 1575, 1577, 1582, 1588, 1593, 1599 and 1612 can be identified. Vol.2, first issued in 1575, was followed by further editions in 1597 and 1612. The subsequent volumes appeared in 1581, 1588, 1593, 1599 and 1606. The German translation of the first volume appeared from 1574 on, and the French edition from 1575 on.

Several printers were involved: Theodor Graminaeus, Heinrich von Aich, Gottfried von Kempen, Johannis Sinniger, Bertram Buchholtz and Peter von Brachel, who all worked in Cologne.

Georg Braun (1541-1622)

Georg Braun was born in Cologne in 1541. After his studies in Cologne, he entered the Jesuit Order as a novice. 1561, he obtained his bachelor's degree, and in 1562, he received his Magister Artium. Although he left the Jesuit Order, he studied theology, gaining a licentiate in theology.

Frans Hogenberg (1535-1590)

Frans Hogenberg was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker. He was born in Mechelen as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg.

By the end of the 1560s, Frans Hogenberg was employed upon Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1570; he is named an engraver of numerous maps. In 1568, he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva and travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. He immediately embarked on his two most important works, the Civitates, published in 1572 and the Geschichtsblätter, which appeared in several series from 1569 until about 1587.

Thanks to large-scale projects like the Geschichtsblätter and the Civitates, Hogenberg's social circumstances improved with each passing year. He died as a wealthy man in Cologne in 1590.

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Allegorical title page of the second part of the Civitates by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.

Title: De Praecipuis, Totius Universi Urbibus Liber Secundus.

Date of the first edition: 1572.
Date of this map: 1575-1612.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Image size: 355 x 225mm (13.98 x 8.86 inches).
Sheet size: 395 x 265mm (15.55 x 10.43 inches).
Verso: Latin text.
Condition: Original coloured, some smudging in margins.
Condition Rating: A.

From: Civitates Orbis Terrarum, ... Part 2. Köln, 1575-1612.

The title page of the second part is a continuation of the theme of the origin of cities in the first part. This title page continues the theme of human civilisation and progress through settlement and urbanisation. The polytheism of ancient Greek and Roman society is clearly represented, especially the deities of the home and domestic life, as are the symbols of civilised society that accompany them. It shows a statue of Cybele, sive Vestia, the mother Goddess of the Earth, seated on a chariot drawn by two lions. She is flanked by Religio ([Christian] religion), shown with a cross, bible and dove, and Politia (government), holding the keys of office, the books of the law and statute, and a symbolic staff of power. The richly decorated pedestal has a central, double Floris-style cartouche in which the title of the part appears in the square, upper field. In the oval lower vignette, the ceremony of marking out the outline or foundations of a new city or colony in Greek or Roman times (Urbis Condendae, sive Coloniae Ducendale, Ritus) is depicted along with a hooded figure on a plough drawn by two axen. In both bottom corners of the pedestal, two men are shown sitting on benches; they symbolize the Penates and Lares, respectively - the household gods of the Romans and the divinities presiding over the hearth and the whole house. (Van der Krogt)


Braun G. & Hogenberg F. and the Civitates Orbis Terrarum.

The Civitates Orbis Terrarum, or the "Braun & Hogenberg", is a six-volume town atlas and the most excellent book of town views and plans ever published: 363 engravings, sometimes beautifully coloured. It was one of the best-selling works in the last quarter of the 16th century. Georg Braun wrote the text accompanying the plans and views on the verso. Many plates were engraved after the original drawings of a professional artist, a professional artist, Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600). The first volume was published in Latin in 1572, and the sixth in 1617. Frans Hogenberg created the tables for volumes I through IV, and Simon van den Neuwel made those for volumes V and VI. Other contributors were cartographers Daniel Freese and Heinrich Rantzau. Works by Jacob van Deventer, Sebastian Münster, and Johannes Stumpf were also used. Translations appeared in German and French.

Following the original publication of Volume 1 of the Civitates in 1572, seven further editions of 1575, 1577, 1582, 1588, 1593, 1599 and 1612 can be identified. Vol.2, first issued in 1575, was followed by further editions in 1597 and 1612. The subsequent volumes appeared in 1581, 1588, 1593, 1599 and 1606. The German translation of the first volume appeared from 1574 on, and the French edition from 1575 on.

Several printers were involved: Theodor Graminaeus, Heinrich von Aich, Gottfried von Kempen, Johannis Sinniger, Bertram Buchholtz and Peter von Brachel, who all worked in Cologne.

Georg Braun (1541-1622)

Georg Braun was born in Cologne in 1541. After his studies in Cologne, he entered the Jesuit Order as a novice. 1561, he obtained his bachelor's degree, and in 1562, he received his Magister Artium. Although he left the Jesuit Order, he studied theology, gaining a licentiate in theology.

Frans Hogenberg (1535-1590)

Frans Hogenberg was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker. He was born in Mechelen as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg.

By the end of the 1560s, Frans Hogenberg was employed upon Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1570; he is named an engraver of numerous maps. In 1568, he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva and travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. He immediately embarked on his two most important works, the Civitates, published in 1572 and the Geschichtsblätter, which appeared in several series from 1569 until about 1587.

Thanks to large-scale projects like the Geschichtsblätter and the Civitates, Hogenberg's social circumstances improved with each passing year. He died as a wealthy man in Cologne in 1590.

References: Van der Krogt 4 - p. 89, 41:2

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