|Braun & Hogenberg.|
Petrina In ditione Turcarum; Petrina In ditione Christianorum.
Cologne, 1617. 370 x 510mm. Coloured. A view and a plan of Petrinja, a remote fortress in northern Croatia. The first is a bird's-eye view by Hofnagel, dated 1597, when the fortress was under the control of the Turks. The second is more of a map-view, and shows new defences built after the Christian forces had retaken it in 1594, including a new satellite fortress on the other side of the river.
The plate was published in the sixth and last volume of the 'Civitas Orbis Terrarum', which contained many plans illustrating events in the recent wars between the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans.
The 'Civitatis Orbis Terrarum' was the first methodical series of town plans, issued in six volumes between 1572 & 1617. The plans were collected from different sources, resulting in a wide range of artistic styles, and were engraved by Franz Hogenberg, with a text edited by Georg Braun. Designed as a sister publication to the Ortelius atlas, the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', it included many of the earliest extant plans of many places, including London.
This is a genuine antique print, published at or about the date specified, but guaranteed over 350 years old.
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