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BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Novesium vulgo Neus - Verona nunc Bonn - Brula - Sontina, Zunsz Oppidum. . .

BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. -  Novesium vulgo Neus - Verona nunc Bonn - Brula - Sontina, Zunsz Oppidum. . .
BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Novesium vulgo Neus - Verona nunc Bonn - Brula - Sontina, Zunsz Oppidum. . .
Date: Germany, c.1590
Size: 335 x 498 mm.
Colouring: In original colours.
Condition: Four pen and ink with watercolour views on one sheet of paper. Paper a little brittle due to oxidation of green paint. Painted on sheet with Latin text on verso.

Description

Four pen and ink with watercolour town-views of - Novesium vulgo Neus urbs ubiorum Rhenana Aº. Dm M.D.L.XXV ad viuum delineata. (10,5 x 46 cm)
- Verona, nunc Bonna, Communiter, Bonn Oppidum Supra Coloniam Agrippinam, ad Rheni flumen, illus Fre. 1575. (11,3 x 46 cm)
- Brula, vulgari idiomate. Broell. 1575. (10,3 x 23 cm)
- Sontina, Zuns?. Oppidum ad Rheniripas, telonio famosum. Anno 1575. (10,3 x 22,8 cm).

One sheet of paper. The drawings are contemporarily and copied after the plates by Hogenberg. On verso is the original text printed from the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum'. RARE. The question now is why does the plate has the original text on verso, but not the engraved plate. During the printing of atlases it is known that first the text was printed (with letter press) and afterwards the copper plate !.
An intriging item.

The upper two insets are showing Bonn. The other showing Buhl and Zons. The panoramic views are very detailed with many houses, churches, river, trees, garden, peoples, a fortress around the towns, ships on the river Rhine, etc.
2,000€
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