This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product?

Old, antique map - bird's-eye view plan of Kampen by Braun and 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.

back

Urbis Campensis ad Isalam Fluvium Icon. - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1599.

€250  ($295 / £230)
add to cart
questions?

Item Number:  24049
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Netherlands - Cities

Old map - bird's-eye view plan of Kampen by Braun and Hogenberg, with key to locations.

CARTOUCHE: View of the city of Kampen in the IJssel.

COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "The churches of St Nicolai and of Our Lady surpass all other, also on account of their height. The town hall, which stands not far from the bridge over the IJssel, is also a handsome and commanding structure. The most magnificent of all, however, is the tollhouse with its particularly impressive proportions."

In this second view of Kampen, the city is shown in a bird's-eye view from the northeast, from the opposite bank of the IJssel River, just before it flows into the Zuiderzee. The elongated shape of the city along the broad river is clearly apparent, while numerous ships underline Kampen's role as an important river port.

Date of the first edition: 1581
Date of this map: 1599

Copper engraving
Size: 34 x 48.5cm (13.3 x 18.9 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Uncoloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 4, 2020; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.242.

From: Civitates Orbis Terrarum. . Liber tertius. Köln, Bertram Buchholtz, 1599. (Koeman, B&H3)

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.

Related items

Deventer, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Deventer, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Deventer - Liberae et Hanseaticae Urbis ... - Braun & Hogenberg, 1581.
[Item number: 2803]

€320  ($377.6 / £294.4)
Antique map of 's-Hertogenbosch by Braun & Hogenberg

's-Hertogenbosch by Braun & Hogenberg
t's Hertogenbosch - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 13655]

€900  ($1062 / £828)
Old, antique map of Sluis by Braun & Hogenberg

Sluis by Braun & Hogenberg
Slusa, Teutonicae Flandriae Opp. ad Modum Elegans. - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 18537]

€350  ($413 / £322)
Antique map of Arnhem, Venlo, Gelre, Roermond by Braun & Hogenberg

Arnhem, Venlo, Gelre, Roermond by Braun & Hogenberg
Arnhemium (on sheet with) Venlonum (and) Gelria ... - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 22200]

€450  ($531 / £414)
Rotterdam, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Rotterdam, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Roterodamum. - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 22257]

€850  ($1003 / £782)
Antique map of Sneek, Doccum, Sloten, IJlst by Braun & Hogenberg

Sneek, Doccum, Sloten, IJlst by Braun & Hogenberg
Sneecha, vulgo Sneeck ... [on sheet with] Doccum ... - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 22263]

€400  ($472 / £368)
Antique map of Dordrecht by Braun and Hogenberg

Dordrecht by Braun and Hogenberg
Dordrecht - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg.
[Item number: 4158]

€400  ($472 / £368)
Brielle (Den Briel), by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Brielle (Den Briel), by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Brilium, Holandiae opp. ob Intestinum Batavicum ... - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1575.
[Item number: 8099]

€300  ($354 / £276)
Arnhem, Venlo, Gelre and Roermond, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Arnhem, Venlo, Gelre and Roermond, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Arnhemium (on sheet with) Venlonum (and) Gelria ..., 1581-88.
[Item number: 21605]

€300  ($354 / £276)
Antique map - panoramic view of Kampen by Braun and Hogenberg.

Antique map - panoramic view of Kampen by Braun and Hogenberg.
Icon civitatis Campensis, cuius situs Isulam ... - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1597.
[Item number: 23984]

€350  ($413 / £322)
Antique map - bird's-eye plan of Zwolle by Braun and Hogenberg.

Antique map - bird's-eye plan of Zwolle by Braun and Hogenberg.
Swolla diu celebris meruit virtutibus Arma: ... - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1599.
[Item number: 24050]

€400  ($472 / £368)
Zutphen by Braun and Hogenberg, after Jacob van Deventer.

Zutphen by Braun and Hogenberg, after Jacob van Deventer.
Zutphen. - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1599.
[Item number: 24090]

€350  ($413 / £322)
Den Briel, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Den Briel, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Brilium, Holandiae opp. ob Intestinum Batavicum ... - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1575-1612.
[Item number: 23267]

€490  ($578.2 / £450.8)
Sluis, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Sluis, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Slusa, Teutonicae Flandriae Opp. ad Modum Elegans. - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1599.
[Item number: 24036]

€240  ($283.2 / £220.8)
Zwolle, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.

Zwolle, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg.
Swolla diu celebris meruit virtutibus Arma: ... - Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, 1599.
[Item number: 23318]

€550  ($649 / £506)