Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World - Reviews

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"Es gibt Bände, die machen schlichtweg sprachlos ... Nicht selten kommen sie dann aus dem Hause TASCHEN ... Wer braucht schon Google Earth?"— Novum, München, Germany
"This wonderful book reproduces all 363 colour plates from the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, which the Cologne-born Catholic cleric and cartographer Georg Braun edited more than 40 years in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It contains bird’s-eye and map views of every major city in the old world. Teeming with incident, detail and colour, it offers a comprehensive survey of Early Modern urban life. More than 100 artists contributed to the project, but the chief among the was Antwerp master engraver Franz Hogenberg."— The Independent on Sunday, London, United Kingdom
"Check out ye olde Google mappe: Now you can get a bird's eye view of major cities from the 16th Century. For the 16th century man trying to get around town it was as useful as Google Earth or a sat-nav. And if you prefer a map to technology you can now follow your ancestors' footsteps, thanks to a reprint of a four centuries old guide to the world's major cities. The reprinted book contains bird's eye view maps of every major European city at the time, as well as maps from cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The maps are part of a complete reprint of the 363 colour plates designed by Franz Hogenberg and annotated by Geog Braun - both renowned geographers and cartographers. The tome was brought back to life using a preserved original set of the six volumes, belonging to the Historische Museum in Frankfurt. The reprint includes all the city plates as well as selected extracts from Braun's texts on the history and significance of each city...Each image is also accompanied by a detailed commentary of what was taking place in each of the cities during the period it was designed…"— Daily Mail Online, London, United Kingdom
"Today you need never get lost thanks to your trusty sat-nav and Google Earth. Four hundred years ago our ancestors had something more primitive…but prettier. Engraved in the 1500s and 1600s, the maps…were essential travel gear for their time. The coloured plates were published together as Civitates Orbis Terrarum – Cities of the World in Latin – by German scholars Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg. Some of today’s sights are recognisable from centuries ago, such as the Tower of London in the east of the capital. Now the book – which included drawings of locals – has been republished with an English title but still with the gorgeous original illustrations."— The Sun, London, United Kingdom
"Genial war bereits im 16. Jahrhundert die Idee der Zusammenstellung von 363 Stadtplänen und Stadtansichten aus Europa, Afrika und Asien. Genial ist aber auch die Idee des TASCHEN-Verlags zu seinem 25jährigen Bestehen, einem staunenden Publikum diese Weltschau als vollständigen Nachdruck zur Verfügung zu stellen."— Kosmopolis, Berlin, Germany
"Tra il 1572 e il 1617 George Braun, canonico di Colonia e studioso di geografia, e Franz Hogenberg, stampatore, commissionarono e pubblicarono una delle più straordinarie raccolte di mappe della storia, realizzate dai migliori cartografi e disegnatori dell'epoca: le Civitates mundi. Tutte le maggiori città del mondo allora conosciuto, da Londra a Roma, da Mombasa a Città del Messico, rappresentate in pianta o a volo d'uccello, con dettagli accuratissimi sugli abitanti e gli edifici, in più di 350 tavole a colori perfettamente riprodotte in un prezioso libro a grande formato."— National Geographic, Roma, Italy
"Wer eben mal reinschauen will, um es dann für ‚später’ wegzulegen, dem sei gesagt: Das geht nicht, das ist ein absolut hoffnungsloses Unterfangen! Zu stark ist der Bann, den dieses mit mehr als 6 Kilogramm wiegende Schwergewicht auf dem Buchmarkt auf seinen Betrachter und Leser ausübt."— Koestlichkeiten.de, Essen, Germany
"Für diejenigen, die im Museum regelmäßig bei alten Landkarten und Stadtansichten hängen bleiben, gibt es jetzt die Möglichkeit, sich eine ausführliche, komprimierte Sammlung früherer Stadtpläne nach Hause zu holen - als Museum im Kleinformat sozusagen."— DerStandard.at, Wien, Austria
"Das Kompendium ‚Civitates orbis terrarum’ war der erste Städteführer der Welt in Buchform - eine Sensation in sechs Bänden. … Einzigartige Stadtansichten. Es ist unklar, wie die beiden Künstler das geschafft haben: Die Karten, nach Augenschein gefertigt, sind manchmal präziser als heutige Satellitenaufnahmen. Sie sind realistisch und maßstabgetreu wiedergegeben und in ihrer Genauigkeit schlicht verblüffend."— HessischerRundfunk.de, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
"Vor gut 400 Jahren erschien ein famoses sechsbändiges Mappenwerk mit rund 363 farbigen Stadtansichten aus vier Kontinenten. Jetzt wurden sie in einem schwergewichtigen Band neu aufgelegt."— Welt am Sonntag, Berlin, Germany
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Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World

Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World

Stephan Füssel
Hardcover in slipcase, 10.0 x 14.6 in., 504 pages
$ 69.99
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
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