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Two early 17th century prospects of Venice
Two early 17th century prospects of VeniceBraun & Hogenberg.
Augusti apud Venetos Templi D: Marci AccuratissimaEffiguratio. Palatii Senatorii apud Venetos Conflagratio, Anno M D LXXVII.
Cologne, 1598. 370 x 495mm. Coloured. Paper lightly toned overall. Two views of St Mark's Square, Venice: an east view and a north view during the fire of 1578 that destroyed the Senate building,
The general view is signed by Jorge Hoefnagel, one of the most prolific contributors to the 'Civitas Orbis Terrarum'.
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.


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