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152 BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. Malta. Cologne, 1598. Tirage un peu faible. Gravure découpée au filet d'encadrement de la grande planche de Braun-Hogenberg. - Engraving cut at the neat line, taken from a larger sheet. A somewhat weak impression. 160 x 235 mm.

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¤ Bird's-eye view of Valletta. From the greatest publication in this genre ! The "Civitates" was compiled and written by George Braun, a Canon of the Cologne Cathedral. Braun gathered together vast amounts of information and draft plans to produce over 500 city views/plans published in six parts between 1572 and 1617. Most of these engravings were made by Simon Novellanus and Frans Hogenberg, many after drawings by Joris Hoefnagel.



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