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Early 17th century plan of The Hague
Early 17th century plan of The HagueBraun & Hogenberg.
Hagae Comitis celeberrimi totius Europae municipij typus.
Cologne, 1617. 385 x 460mm. Coloured. An early map/view of the Hague with an 18-point key, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum'.
At the time The Hague was a sprawling, unfortified town, which allowed Spanish troops to occupy the town at the beginning of the Eighty Years's War without inflicting much damage. By 1588, the Spanish having been expelled, The Hague became the seat of the government of the Dutch Republic.
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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