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Znaymum vulgo Znaym, Moraviae Civitas Primaria. - Braun & Hogenberg, 1618.
Antique map - bird's-eye view of Znaim (Znojmo) in Moravia by Braun and Hogenberg after G. Hoefnagel and son, 1617. Key to 12 locations.
CAPTION: Znaymum, in the vernacular Znojmo, capital of Moravia.
CARTOUCHE: Procured by Georg Hoefnagel, painted by his son.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN (on verso): "This is a beautiful and wealthy city in Moravia, situated on the border to Austria on a hill or mountain, at the foot of which lies the River Dyje. In the city there is a splendid town hall or council house with a high and skilfully built tower. The town houses are also very fine and handsome. The burghers of Znojmo are especially praised by Dubravius because they opposed the sect of the Hussites, even though today the whole of Moravia is a nest of Anabaptists."
Znojmo, which lies high above the River Dyje, is shown from the southwest with its city wall and many towers, with the Gothic hall tower (C) rising high in the middle. To the left of this is the church of St Nicholas (B) with its high nave and square tower. There was a castle in Znojmo in the 9th century during the great Moravian Empire. The town developed under the protection of the castle, built by the Margraves of Moravia in the 11th century. Of this castle the Romanesque Rotunda of St Catherine with its outstanding frescoes has been preserved. After its destruction in the 12th century, Znojmo was refounded by German settlers and was raised to the status of a royal city in 1226. The engraving shows the 13th-century Gothic castle (A); in the 17th century this was turned into a Baroque palace, which still exists. (Taschen)
Size: 32.5 x 50cm (12.7 x 19.5 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Excellent, superb old colour.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 4, 4943; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.465.
From: Theatri praecipuarum Totius Mundi Urbium Liber Sextus Anno MDCXVIII. (Van der Krogt 4, 41:1.6)
Item number: 23433
Price: 700 Euro
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