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Tipus Civitatis Lublinesi in Regno Poloniae ... - Braun & Hogenberg, 1618.
Antique map - View of Lublin by Braun and Hogenberg, with key to 22 locations.
TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT: Impression of the illustrious city of Lublin in the Kingdom of Poland; a market for all the world is customarily held here three times a year.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN (on verso): "After the royal capital of Cracow, Lublin is almost the most distinguished city in Poland. It has strong walls and deep moats, and is thus capable of withstanding not only a surprise attack but also a siege. In this city three big fairs are held, each lasting a whole month, and it is astonishing how many nations are represented at them, for instance Germans, Greeks, Armenians, Arabs, Russians, Tatars and even French, Italians and English. There are also many Jews here, living in the suburbs, and this is where the most important synagogue or school in all Poland is located."
This is a view of Lubin looking towards the northwest over the marshy flats of the River Bystrzyca. Many church spires can be seen in the city, which received its municipal charter in 1317. It is surrounded by a Jewish suburb that was founded in the 12th century next to a castle (18). The city is dominated by the Jesuit church of St John and by the Cracow gate. From the 16th century onwards Lublin was one of the most important Jewish cities in Europe and a centre of Jewish scholarship, with a Talmud academy that was granted the rights of a university in 1567, and was nicknamed the "Jewish Oxford". At the beginning of the 20th century Jews constituted about half of the population of Lublin. (Taschen)
First edition: 1617
Size: 31 x 49.5cm (12.1 x 19.3 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Excellent, superb old colour.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.490.
From: Theatri praecipuarum Totius Mundi Urbium Liber Sextus Anno MDCXVIII. (Koeman, B&H6)
Item number: 23450
Price: 2500 Euro
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