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Germania, by Frans Hogenberg. 1612

The original plate, engraved in 1576 by F. Hogenberg, was acquired by Vrients and with some small alternations used for his editions of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum since 1603.


Frans (Franz) 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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Item Number:  21682
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Germany
References: Van der Krogt 3 - 2000:31B; Van den Broecke - #57; Meurer (Germania) - 6.2.1.b

Old, antique map of Germania, by Frans Hogenberg.

Alte, antike Karte von Germania von Frans Hogenberg.

Date of first edition: 1576
Date of the first atlas edition: 1602
Date of this map: 1612
Date on map: 1576

Engraver: Frans Hogenberg

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 38 x 49.5cm (14.8 x 19.3 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krocht, 2000:31B; Van den Broecke, 57; Meurer (Germania), 6.2.1.b.

From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Abrahami Ortelii Antverp. Antwerpen, Plantin Press (J. & B. Moretus), 1612. (Van der Krogt 3, 1:055).

The original plate, engraved in 1576 by F. Hogenberg, was acquired by Vrients and with some small alternations used for his editions of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum since 1603.


Frans (Franz) 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.