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Georg Braun  &  Franz Hogenberg:  Nordovicum Angliae Civitas

Maps of the British Isles


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Title: Nordovicum Angliae Civitas

Map Maker: Georg Braun  &   Franz Hogenberg

Place / Date: Cologne / 1581 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 16.5 x 11.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $575.00

Inventory ID: 50681mp2


Description:

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

This fine view of Norwich is based on William Cuningham's plan of 1558. Viewed from the northwest its situation on a bend in the River Wensum is shown surrounded by verdant farms and pastures. The Norman Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinity is at the heart of the city and to the right, on top of a small hill, is the castle.

A key at lower left describes 21 sites including 11 gates into the city. The arms of England and the city arms flank the title cartouche.

 


Condition Description: Old color. Some offsetting.


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