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Cities of the world : 363 engravings revolutionize the view of the world : complete edition of the colour plates of 1572-1617

Author: Georg BraunFrans HogenbergStephan FüsselJoan CloughErik Smith, (Translator)All authors
Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discover the Civitates orbis terrarum, a vintage jewel in urban cartography. Featuring town plans, bird's-eye views, maps and evocative city scenes across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Facsimiles
Maps
Maps Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georg Braun; Frans Hogenberg; Stephan Füssel; Joan Clough; Erik Smith, (Translator); Karen Williams, (Translator); Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main.
ISBN: 9783836569026 3836569027
OCLC Number: 1065083948
Language Note: Original text translated from the German, including maps with text in Latin.
Notes: This edition originally published: 2008.
"Based on the copy in the Historisches Museum Frankfurt".
"Includes selected extracts from Braun's original texts on the history and significance of each urban centre as well as detailed commentaries to place each city map in its cartographical and cultural context"--Jacket flap.
Formerly CIP.
Description: 501 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 37 cm
Other Titles: Civitates orbis terarrum.
Cities of the world :
Responsibility: Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg [engraver] ; edited by Stephan Füssel ; English translation: Joan Clough, Erik Smith, Karen Williams.

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"It is fascinating from start to finish, and gives you a far more vivid sense of Renaissance Europe than any history book could."

 
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