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Monachium Utriusque Bavariae Civitas Primar - Braun & Hogenberg, 1599.
Antique map - view of Munich by Braun and Hogenberg, with key to locations. Painted by Georg Hoefnagel in 1586.
TRANSLATION CARTOUCHE TOP: Munich, capital of the two Bavarias.
CARTOUCHES BOTTOM LEFT AND RIGHT: A poem in 24 verses by the knight Anselmus Stöckli in praise of the city of Munich.
CARTOUCHE BOTTOM CENTRE: To his most gracious Prince and Lord, D. William, Rhenish Palgrave and Duke of the two Bavarias, his most benevolent Lord as a sign of his humblest gratitude from Georg Hoefnagel.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "When Henry, Duke in Saxony and Bavaria, had returned from the pelgrimage undertaken from piety to Jerusalem [...], he is said to return to his (now known as Upper Bavaria) region and there, near the monastic establishment of the Schefflar chapterhouse, he built a new city, which he called Munich [...]. However, because the accustomed salt and overland route to Salzburg, which even to the present day runs along the Bavarian Alps and is rich of its revenues from salt, at that time ran through Föhring, where there was also a bridge and a trading post, Henry is said to have launched a surprise attack at Föhring, demolishing its bridge and transferring the salt trade along with the bridge toll to the city he had just built."
This plate shows a panoramic view of the city on the Isar and its environs, seen from the east. In the left background the Alps are visible to the south of the city (D). The Isar gate (P) stands out amid the city's fortifications. Above the whole tower the spires of the cathedral of our Blessed Lady, also known as the Frauenkirche (Y), whose existing structure was begun in 1468. To the right of it is the Alter Hof with the chapel of St Lawrence. The New Residence was built on the northern fringes of the city (7). St Peter's (O) is Munich's oldest parish church. (Taschen)
Date of the first edition: 1588
Date of this map: 1599
Size: 28.5 x 48.5cm (11.1 x 18.9 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Uncoloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 4, 2890; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.327.
From: Liber quartus Urbium Praecipuarum totius Mundi. Cologne, Bertram Buchholtz, 1599. (Van der Krogt 4, 41:1.4(1599))
Item number: 24117
Price: 500 Euro
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