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Antique maps > europe > spain and portugal > Antique map - panoramic view of Seville by Braun and Hogenberg
Sevilla, Hispalis - Braun & Hogenberg, 1623.
Antique map - panoramic view of Seville by Braun and Hogenberg, after a drawing by Georg Hoefnagel.
TRANSLATION OF BANDEROLE TEXT: Seville. He who has not seen it, has not seen a marvel.
CAPTION BOTTOM: To D. Nicholas Maleparte, dearest old friend and comrade from Seville, as a token of friendship, from Georg Hoefnagel in the year 1593 in Frankfurt am Main.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "The general opinion is that Seville was built by the grandsons of Hercules: I wish neither to contradict nor refute this opinion, for it is uncertain. Be it built by whom it may, Seville is a large and wealthy city and to my mind is to be preferred to many Spanish cities, if not all."
This engraving of Seville offers a distant view of the city. Hoefnagel is more concerned, however, with the figures in the foreground, where a punishment scene is unfolding: a procuress or an adulteress, bared from the waist up, has been smeared with honey and is swarming with bees. The cuckold follows behind, wearing large antlers and a string of Bells. The procession is accompanied by magistrates. In the centre Hoefnagel and Maleparte watch the scene. (Taschen)
Date of the first edition: 1596/97
Date of this print: 1623
Size: 35.5 x 49.5cm (13.9 x 19.3 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Old coloured, printers fold in upper right corner with a separation of the printed area (filled with colour).
Condition Rating: B
References: Van der Krogt 4, 3966 State 1; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.350.
From: Urbium Praeipuarum Mundi Theatrum Quintum Auctore Georgio Braunio Agrippinate. Part 5. Köln, Petrus von Brachel, 1623. (Van der Krogt 4, 41:1.5)
Item number: 22061
Price: 750 Euro
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