The World known in former times
The ”Civitates Orbis Terrarum“ is the most comprehensive and best-known book on city views of the 16th century created by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg. In six handsome and precious volumes there is a collection of engravings and city maps giving information about the then known world. The excellent etchings are of tremendous importance, particularly since they provide not only detailed depictions of towns and landscapes but also a great deal of additional information: coats of arms, popular genre scenes of the life of farmers and fishermen, local customs and fashion, vessels, carts and carriages of all kind. In the accompanying text Georg Braun describes the geographical situation, the historic development and the economic circumstances of each city, in an instructive and amusing way.
New release of volume IV
We, from the publishing house Müller & Schindler, have already published the first three volumes in the past as true-to-original facsimile editions, which enjoy high popularity among our clients. Now the time has come and Volume IV of these city views from the year 1590 is also available from us. Besides the cities like Bologna, Seville and Canterbury, Munich is also included – to our delight. The historical and artistic significance of this work remains outstanding to this day.