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Georg Braun  &  Franz Hogenberg:  [Nymmegen] Novimagium sive Noviromagum vulgo Nijmmegen . . . .

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Title: [Nymmegen] Novimagium sive Noviromagum vulgo Nijmmegen . . . .

Map Maker: Georg Braun  &   Franz Hogenberg

Place / Date: Cologne / 1581

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 13 x 15.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $750.00

Inventory ID: 44358


Description:

Nice old color example of this early birdseye view of Nijmegen.

From Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th Century.

 A bird's-eye view of the city, where the royal castle of Valkhof can be seen on the right within the city walls. In the city center is the tall Gothic Sint-Stevenskerk. This imperial and Hanseatic city was going through a troubled phase in Braun and Hogenberg's time. In 1543 Nijmegen, together with Guelders, became Spanish as a result of the Treaty of Venlo. In 1579 the city joined the United Provinces and was besieged and captured in 1585 by the Spanish in the course of the Dutch Revolt. The Orange party did not suceed in recapturing Nijmegen until 1591.

A fine antique view of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.


Condition Description: Old Color. Minor soiling.


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City Plans & Views of European Cities
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