Heraklion, Antique Map from "Civitates Orbis Terrarum"

Braun G., Hogenberg F.Candia(Heraklion, Crete) from the collection Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Cologne, T. Graminaeus, 1572-1617.

Very fine B/W aquatint showing a view of Heraklion (formerly Candia), located on the north coast of Crete. Back in the Minoan Bronze Age, the city was named Heraklion because - according to the legend - it was here that Heracles captured the Minotaur.  Very good conditions, with a usual medial fold with a lightly browned paper, signs of time on the margins. 

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Artist Braun Georg, Hogenberg Franz
Typology Original Paintings
Technique Aquatint, Etching
Year 1572- 1617
Editor Cologne, T. Graminaeus
Image Dimensions (cm) 18 x 48
Dimensions (cm) 20.5 x 53.5
Subject Cities, Landscape

Braun G., Hogenberg F.Candia, (Heraklion, Crete) from the collection Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Cologne, T. Graminaeus, 1572-1617.

Very fine B/W aquatint showing a view of Heraklion (formerly Candia), located on the north coast of Crete. Back in the Minoan Bronze Age, the city was named Heraklion because - according to the legend - it was here that Heracles captured the Minotaur.  Very good conditions, with a usual medial fold with a lightly browned paper, signs of time on the margins. 

The Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Atlas of the Cities of the World) was the second oldest printed atlas in the history of world cartography and the first atlas totally dedicated to topographical views. The first volume of this collection was published in Cologne in 1572; the following in 1575, 1581, 1588, and 1598. The sixth and final volume appeared in 1617, some time before the extensive devastation caused by the Thirty Years’ War.

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