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Velletri, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg. 1616

The two figures in the bottom right corner are Abraham Ortelius and Georg Hoefnagel on their travels through Italy in 1578.

CARTOUCHE: Velitrae, in Italian Velletri.

COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "The ancient mountain town of Velletri in Latium is surrounded by a wall that encloses not only magnificently beautiful buildings and churches with tall spires, but also fields, orchards and vineyards. [...] From the town there is a good view all around, looking out over many nearby towns."

This is a view from the northwest of Velletri and the hills around Coru. On the right the Pontine marshes (D) can be seen, and in the distance Capo Circeo (A) and the Isola di Ponza (B). In the centre of the town is the church of Sancta Maria del Trivio and next to it the Gothic Torre del Trivio, the town's landmark. The spire on the right belongs to the cathedral of San Clemente I, which was the titular church of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. Between the cathedral and the Torre del Trivio is the Palazzo Comunale, which today houses the municipal authorities and a museum. Velletri belonged to the Papal States from the Middle Ages until the unification of Italy in the 19th century. (Taschen)


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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Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Italy - Cities
References: Van der Krogt 4 - #4598; Fauser - #14664; Taschen, Br. Hog. - p. 257

Old, antique view of Velletri, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Veduta antica di Velletri, di Georg Braun e Frans Hogenberg.

Date of the first edition: 1581
Date of this map: 1616

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 34.5 x 40.5cm (13.5 x 15.8 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Superb old colour, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 4, #4598; Fauser, #14664; Taschen, Br. Hog.,, p.257.

From: Civitates Orbis Terrarum. . Liber tertius. Köln, G. Kempen, 1581-88. (Koeman, B&H3)

The two figures in the bottom right corner are Abraham Ortelius and Georg Hoefnagel on their travels through Italy in 1578.

CARTOUCHE: Velitrae, in Italian Velletri.

COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "The ancient mountain town of Velletri in Latium is surrounded by a wall that encloses not only magnificently beautiful buildings and churches with tall spires, but also fields, orchards and vineyards. [...] From the town there is a good view all around, looking out over many nearby towns."

This is a view from the northwest of Velletri and the hills around Coru. On the right the Pontine marshes (D) can be seen, and in the distance Capo Circeo (A) and the Isola di Ponza (B). In the centre of the town is the church of Sancta Maria del Trivio and next to it the Gothic Torre del Trivio, the town's landmark. The spire on the right belongs to the cathedral of San Clemente I, which was the titular church of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. Between the cathedral and the Torre del Trivio is the Palazzo Comunale, which today houses the municipal authorities and a museum. Velletri belonged to the Papal States from the Middle Ages until the unification of Italy in the 19th century. (Taschen)


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.