Lot 46
  • 46

BRAUN, GEORG AND FRANS HOGENBERG, CIVITATES ORBIS TERRARUM. COLOGNE, (1599), (1596/97), 5 VOLUMES

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 GBP
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262,000 GBP
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Description

  • Civitates orbis terrarum. Cologne: Bertram Buchholtz, [or Gottfried von Kempen for volume 5], (1599, volume 1-4), (1596/97, volume 5)
5 volumes (of 6), folio, (415 x 277mm.), Latin text, 300 (of 304) double-page plates, one folding, CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLOUR (with the monogram AP and dated 1601 on the title-page of part 2), some plates and titles heightened in gold or silver, contemporary German calf, covers gilt and blindstamped in rectangles and lozenges with gilt arabesque centrepiece, volume number and the date 1601 stamped in gold on upper covers, spines gilt in compartments with remains of later paper manuscript lettering-pieces, gauffered edges, remains of green silk ties, lacking 5 plates, one map becoming detached, very slight wear to bindings, lacking some ties
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