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Antique maps > europe > germany > Antique map of Bambergen by Braun & Hogenberg
Bambergae Episcopalis in Franconiae typus, ad vivum quasi efformatus. - Braun & Hogenberg, 1617.
Antique map - Bird's-eye view of Bambergen by Braun and Hogenberg, with key to locations.
TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT: Impression of the well-known episcopal city of Bamberg, drawn true to life.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN (on verso): "The Emperor Henry the Holy and his wife Cunigunde set up a bishopric and built a splendid collegiate church in this city, and invited Pope Benedict VIII to come personally to consecrate the church. Then 72 bishops met in this town together with the Emperor, the princes and the imperial estates, to welcome the Pope with great honours and to be present at the consecration of both the Benedictine monastery and the collegiate church."
This bird's-eye view from the south has the character of a street plan, and clearly shows the two centres of the city: the Gothic cathedral dedicated to St Peter (A) is the seat of spiritual power. It was erected on the site of the building endowed by the Ottonian Emperor Henry II in the 11th century, which was destroyed by fire. The centre of the Old Town is marked by the town hall, built on a man-made island in the Regnitz. Directly below the palace can be seen on the northern tip of a second island, which was the residence of the prince-bishop from 1580 onwards. Top left is the Benedictine monastery of St Michael, above a vineyard. The ornatley framed liquorice plants symbolize the importance of vegetable cultivation in the garden city on the far side of the right-hand arm of the Regnitz. (Taschen)
Date of the first edition: 1617
Date of this map: 1617
Size: 37 x 51cm (14.4 x 19.9 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 4, 356, State 1; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.439.
From: Theatri praecipuarum Totius Mundi Urbium Liber Sextus Anno MDCXVII. (Koeman, B&H6)
Item number: 22135
Price: 550 Euro
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