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Georg Braun  &  Franz Hogenberg:  Calechut Celeberrimum Indiae Emporium / Ormus / Canonor / S. George Oppidum Mina....

City Plans & Views of Asian Cities


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Title: Calechut Celeberrimum Indiae Emporium / Ormus / Canonor / S. George Oppidum Mina....

Map Maker: Georg Braun  &   Franz Hogenberg

Place / Date: Frankfurt / 1572

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19 x 13.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $875.00

Inventory ID: 46809


Description:

Striking group of 4 city views, illustrating a trip from Africa to the trading regions of East, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the most famous and influential book of town plans published in the 16th Century.

The top view shows the important 16th Century Indian trading center Calecut, near Madras, which was then an important Portugese trading post, at a time when the Portugese made a fortune from trade with the East.  It shows the town rising out of a jungle of palm trees.  An elephant with a mahout is watching while boats are constructed on the beach, and Asian and European vessels just offshore are shown in some detail.  Beneath the view of Calecut are smaller views of Ormuz at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, Canonor in India, and the Portuguese fortress of El Mina in West Africa.


Condition Description: Old Color.


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Maps East Africa
Maps of India
City Plans & Views of Asian Cities