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Dortmund and Lippstadt, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

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 greatest 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. A large number of the plates were engraved after the original drawings of Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600), who was a professional artist. The first volume was published in Latin in 1572, the sixth volume in 1617. Frans Hogenberg created the tables for volumes I through IV, and Simon van den Neuwel created those for volumes V and VI. Other contributors were cartographer 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 in 1612. The next 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. In 1561 he obtained his bachelor's degree and in 1562 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 as engraver of numerous maps. In 1568 he was bannend from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva and travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. There he immediately embarked on his two most important works, the Civitates published from 1572 and the Geschichtsblätter, which appeared in several series from 1569 until about 1587.

Thanks to such large scale projects as 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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Lippe [on sheet with] Dortmund. - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1599.

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Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Germany - Cities

Two bird's-eye views by Braun and Hogenberg on one sheet: Dortmund and Lippstadt.

LIPPSTADT

TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT: Although the town of Lippe is subject to the Counts of Lippe, nevertheless half of it was once ceded to the Counts of Mark, so that now they have equal rights of ownership with the Counts of Lippe; the town makes its living from agriculture and draws lucrative benefits from the River Lippe.

The engraving shows Lippstadt from the north, which lies on the River Lippe. The bustling trade routes are a prominent feature. The town was built in the second half of the 12th century at the same time as the Romanesque church of St Nicholas, and was fortified from the start. On the right is the Augustinian convent of St Mary, identifiable by the thin spire of its collegiate church. Around 1198 St Mary's quarter was added in the north, and included the parish church of St Mary, the city's landmark today. Lippstadt was granted a municipal charter in 1220 and was one of the founding members of the Hanseatic League. Braun gives no description in his atlas of this city in North Rhine-Westphalia, which has been known as Lippstadt since the 17th century.

DORTMUND

COMMENTARY BY BRAUN (on verso): "This country of the Holy Roman Empire, with th city of Dortmund in the middle of it, is one of those territories that are under the direct authority of the Roman Emperor as their liege lord. In the old days the Swabian peoples called it Trutmannen/Tromannia, later Tremonia, and in the common vernacular it is called Dortmund."

In this view of Dortmund from the north the churches are larger than life-size, and among them the church of St Reinold stands out in particular. The city is first mentioned in the 9th century AD. Like Soest it lay on the Hellweg, a major road running from west to east. Dortmund was granted a municipal charter in 1202, and played a model role as the principal Westphalian Hanseatic city. Besides being a centre of long-distance trade, the city developed a cloth industry and coal was mined from the beginning of the 14th century. (Taschen)
Date of the first edition: 1588
Date of this map: 1599

Copper engraving
Size: 30.5 x 48.5cm (11.9 x 18.9 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Uncoloured, excellent
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 4, 2396-2397, state 1; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.294.

From: Liber quartus Urbium Praecipuarum totius Mundi. Cologne, Bertram Buchholtz, 1599. (Van der Krogt 4, 41:1.4(1599))

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 greatest 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. A large number of the plates were engraved after the original drawings of Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600), who was a professional artist. The first volume was published in Latin in 1572, the sixth volume in 1617. Frans Hogenberg created the tables for volumes I through IV, and Simon van den Neuwel created those for volumes V and VI. Other contributors were cartographer 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 in 1612. The next 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. In 1561 he obtained his bachelor's degree and in 1562 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 as engraver of numerous maps. In 1568 he was bannend from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva and travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. There he immediately embarked on his two most important works, the Civitates published from 1572 and the Geschichtsblätter, which appeared in several series from 1569 until about 1587.

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