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Antique Town Plan of Exeter by Braun and Hogenberg

Exeter Town Plan by Braun and Hogenberg
Braun and Hogenberg Exeter Text Verso
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Exeter Town Plan with Latin text verso. Civitas Exoniae (vulgo Excester) Urbs Primaria in Comitatu Devoniae - dated 1618

Condition: Good bold imprint, early hand colouring, generous margins, light foxing, several repaired splits visible verso.

Title: An antique town map of Exeter
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 320 x 400mm, 12.5 X 15.75" approx.
Order No. 2117 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 445 x 540mm, 17.5 x 21.25 " approx.
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Georg Braun 1541-1622 and Frans Hogenberg c. 1536-88

Frans Hogenberg published in Cologne, a city atlas intended to be a companion to the earlier Theatrum Orbis Terrarum entitled Civitates Orbis Terrarum which was edited by Georg Braun. Comprising six volumes published between 1572 and 1618 they contained more than 500 plans including this plan of Exeter in Vol.6 dated 1618.

The atlas provided a fascinating 16th century record of the principal cities and towns in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Most plans are depicted as a bird's eye view with decorative backgrounds and include names of prominent buildings and streets as well as heraldic references. The original volumes were issued with Latin text verso, later copies included German and French.

17th century town map of Exeter by Braun and Hogenberg.

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