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Harlemum, sive ut Ha:... (Haarlem)

  • ARTIST: Braun and Hogenberg

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1572-1618.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 13 3/8 x 18 3/8" (339 x 466 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine map of the city of Haarlem from Braun & Hogenberg’s “Civitates Orbis Terrarum." The following is a translation of the text on front of map: "Harlemum, or, as Hadrianus Barlandus writes, Herlemum, a renowned Dutch city, founded by an illustrious man who had the German name Lem; the city was therefore called Herr-Lems-Stadt in German. We say Harlemum in Latin, with the same meaning. Here there is a great market square, beautiful houses, an admirable church. The city is a charming location. Immediately after leaving the walls behind one, one enters a grove where various bird songs can be heard, and where there live timid deer, fleeing stags, hares, rabbits, in short all manner of wild animal."


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some minor tears in the outer margins. Original hand coloring.