Landshut Alberto D.G. Com Old map Braun and Hogenberg 1582
Title: Alberto D.G. Com. Pal. Rheni Utriusque Bavariae Duci.
Description: 16th century panoramic bird´s eye view of the city Landshut straddling the River Isar in Bavaria Germany, with the Trausnitz Castle. Large antique map in hand coloring published in the edition of Civitates Orbis Terrarum by Braun and Hogenberg.
Landshut it’s known for the medieval Trausnitz Castle, with its views across the old town. Trausnitz Castle was the home of the Wittelsbach dynasty, and it served as their ducal residence for Lower Bavaria from 1255–1503, and later as the seat of the hereditary rulers of the whole of Bavaria. The castle was founded in 1204 by Duke Ludwig I.
Publishers: G. Braun & F. Hogenberg, Cologne.
Georg Braun (1541 – 1622) was a topo-geographer. Braun corresponds with map sellers and scientists around the world. From 1572 to 1617 he edited the Civitates orbis terrarum, which contains 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of cities from all around the world. He began work with Frans Hogenberg but was the main publisher of the book. He acquired the plates, hired artists and wrote the texts. He died as an octogenarian in 1622, as the only survivor of the original team to witness the publication of volume VI in 1617.
Frans Hogenberg (1535 - 1590) was a Brabant cartographer. Hogenberg drew maps and made drawings for publishers in the Netherlands, Germany and England. Besides being a draftsman, painter and engraver, he was also a publisher himself. Like his brother Remigius, Frans probably got lessons from his stepfather, the mapmaker Hendrik Terbruggen.
Sheet app.: 21.5 x 15.5 inches.55 x 40 cm. Image app:. 16.5 x 13 inches. 42 x 33 cm. Condition: Excellent, fold as published.