3 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,750
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
BRAUN, Georg ( 1541-1622) and Franz HOGENBERG (1536-1590). Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. [Cologne: 1572 or later].
Engraved map, hand-colored, 332 x 485 mm platemark, (405 x 540 mm). Latin text on verso. (Lightly reinforced in one or two places at edges on verso.)
With two male and two female figures, title cartouche with border of roses and swags, Tudor Royal and City arms. "The best known and most important of the surviving early map-views of London." (Darlington & Howgego). From Braun and Hogenberg's Civitates orbis terrarium published between 1572 and 1617, it contained about 530 views of predominantly European cities. "The first atlas of town plans and views embracing the whole world" (Tooley Dictionary p. 80). Darlington & Howgego, no.2.
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