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Utrecht, by Frans Hogenberg - Michael von Eitzing (Aitzinger).

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 on 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.


Michael von Eitzing (Aitzinger), 1530-1598

Michael von Eitzing, an Austrian nobleman, historian and publicist, was born in 1530 in Ober-Eitzing (Austria). He studied law, mathematics and ancient languages at the University of Vienna. From 1556 he regularly travelled to Flanders and the Spanish Netherlands. He continued his studies in Louvain but was arrested in 1568 and imprisoned for five years in Brussels due to the religious troubles. In 1581 he moved to Cologne, and he died in Bonn in 1598.
Michael von Eitzing left a large number of works including a renowned volume that states the principles of a genealogical numbering system, called an Ahnentafel, that is still in use today. He also wrote and published several historical works, including Novus de Leone Belgico in 1583. It was a richly illustrated account of the wars of religion in the Netherlands with a series of engravings by Frans Hogenberg. It included the first cartographic representation of the Low Countries as Leo Belgicus. The lion motif symbolized the strength of the Netherlands.

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Ultraiectensis Episcopatus. - Aitzinger M./ Hogenberg F., 1587.

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Item Number:  18081  new
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > The Netherlands
References: Meurer (Cologne) - Ultraiectensis Episcopatus.

Old, antique map of Utrecht, by Frans Hogenberg - Michael von Eitzing (Aitzinger ).

Oude, antieke kaart van Utrecht, door Frans Hogenberg en Michael von Eitzing (Aitzinger ).

VERY RARE.

Date of the first edition: 1587
Date of this map: 1587

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 15 x 19.5cm (5.8 x 7.5 inches)
Verso text: German
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Meurer (Cologne), p.111 Etz15-Ioc76

From: Belgici Leonis Chorographia Das ist Ein Newe Landt beschreibung des Belgischen Lewen, in XVII Provincien des gantzen Niderlands aussgetheylet. Durch Michael Eyzinger Austriacum, 1587.

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 on 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.


Michael von Eitzing (Aitzinger), 1530-1598

Michael von Eitzing, an Austrian nobleman, historian and publicist, was born in 1530 in Ober-Eitzing (Austria). He studied law, mathematics and ancient languages at the University of Vienna. From 1556 he regularly travelled to Flanders and the Spanish Netherlands. He continued his studies in Louvain but was arrested in 1568 and imprisoned for five years in Brussels due to the religious troubles. In 1581 he moved to Cologne, and he died in Bonn in 1598.
Michael von Eitzing left a large number of works including a renowned volume that states the principles of a genealogical numbering system, called an Ahnentafel, that is still in use today. He also wrote and published several historical works, including Novus de Leone Belgico in 1583. It was a richly illustrated account of the wars of religion in the Netherlands with a series of engravings by Frans Hogenberg. It included the first cartographic representation of the Low Countries as Leo Belgicus. The lion motif symbolized the strength of the Netherlands.