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Auction 183, Lot 363

"Breda", Hogenberg, Frans

Subject: Breda, Netherlands

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication: Geschichtsblatter

Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 7.4 inches
25.7 x 18.8 cm
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Finely engraved bird’s-eye plan of the city showing the fortifications and numerous soldiers on horseback. The scene depicts the Siege of Breda on 4 March 1590, which occurred during the Eighty Years' War. This engraving was included in Hogenberg's Geschichtsblatter, or history broadsheets, which was a series of several hundred prints depicting various battles during the Dutch War of Independence, published between 1569 to 1637. After Frans Hogenberg's death in 1590, his publishing firm was continued well into the 17th century by his son, Abraham.


Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with some minute worm holes, a tiny tear at center that has been professionally repaired, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/9/2021