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16th century townplan of Schleswig
16th century townplan of SchleswigBraun & Hogenberg.
Cologne, 1588-. 335 x 485mm. Coloured. Two tiny holes in near centrefold, a few wormholes in the wide margin. Map-view of Schleswig and its neighbour Gottorpia, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum'.
At the time of publication the towns were in Denmark but now are in northern Germany. In the foreground are two figures in period dress and in the sky two large armorials.
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 420 years old.
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