Auction 123, Lot 894

"[Lot of 2] Civitates Orbis Terrarum Cities of the World Europe and America [and] Rand McNally The City Maps of Europe 16th Century Town Plans from Braun & Hogenberg",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1990-92 (published)

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1) Civitates Orbis Terrarum Cities of the World Europe and America. First English edition containing an eight page introduction by Lelio Pagani followed by 29 of the 58 plates in Braun and Hogenberg's original Civitates Orbis Terrarum from 1572. The expertly reproduced views have fine detail, rich color, and include examples of Mexico City, Cuzco, and 74 European cities. Published by Magna Books, Leicester, England, 1990. Small folio. (10.5 x 15"). Hardbound with pictorial covers. As new, grade A. Pencil notations on front endpaper.

2) The City Maps of Europe 16th Century Town Plans from Braun & Hogenberg "…beautifully reproduces a selection of some of the most decorative and informative plates" from Braun and Hogenberg's original Civitates Orbis Terrarum from 1572. The book contains 60 double-page reproductions of European cities, including Madrid, Gdansk and Vilnius. John Goss, Rand McNally 1992. Small folio. (11.5 x 15.3"). Hardbound in burgundy cloth with gilt title on spine, and pictorial dust jacket. New condition, grade A+.

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Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/20/2008

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