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Civitates orbis terrarvm.
Contributor Names
Braun, Georg, 1540 or 1541-1622.
Hogenberg, Frans, approximately 1539-1590.
Brachel, P. von, -1650.
Hierat, Anton, active 1597-1627.
Hogenberg, Abraham, active 1608-1653.
Novellanus, Simon, active 1560-1590.
Hoefnagel, Joris, 1542-1601.
Hoefnagel, Jacob, 1573?-approximately 1632.
Deventer, Jacob van, -1575.
Rantzau, Henrik, 1526-1598.
Created / Published
[Coloniae Agrippinae : apud Petrum à Brachel, sumptibus auctorum, 1612-1618]
Civitates orbis terrarum, liber primus (59 plates, colophon dated 1612) -- De praecipuis totius universi urbibus, liber secundus (59 plates, "prefaetio" dated 1575) -- Urbium praecipuarum totius mundi, liber tertius (58 plates, "prefaetio" dated 1616) -- Urbium praecipuarum totius mundi, liber quartus (59 plates, colophon dated 1617) -- Urbium praecipuarum mundi theatrum quintum (69 plates, n.d.) -- Theatri praecipuarum totius mundi urbium, liber sextus (58 plates, 1618).
Subject Headings
-  Cities and towns--Maps--Early works to 1800
-  Cities and towns--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
-  Cities and towns--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
-  Atlases--Germany--Early works to 1800
-  Earth
World atlases
Early maps
-  "Privilegium Caesareae maiestatis, which occurs in each volume generally on the reverse of the title page, refers to Francis Hogenberg as the author's collaborator."--Phillips.
-  Colophon of v. 1: Coloniae Agrippinae, apud Petrum à Brachel, sumptibus auctorum.
-  Colophon of v. 6: Colonię Agrippinę, Antonius Hierat & Abrahamus Hoghenberg.
-  Collaborators and artists whose works these maps were based on include George and Jacob Hoefnagel, Simon Novellanus, Jacob van Deventer, Heinrich Rantzau, etc.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  Includes indexes.
-  Descriptive text on verso of plates.
-  LC copy imperfect: Cumanae Sibyllae antrum (v. 3, no. 37), Venetiae (v. 5, no. 60), Neapolis (v. 5, no. 65), Pappa Ungar. pl. (v. 6, no. 35), and Praemislia Polon (v. 6, no. 52) wanting.
-  Phillips, 59, 3292
1 atlas (6 v. in 3) : hand col. ill., hand col. maps (some folded) ; 43 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
G1028 .B7 1612
G1028 .B7 1612 Copy 2 Liber primus and Liber secundus only. Uncolored.
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
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Chicago citation style:

Braun, Georg, 1540 Or, Frans Hogenberg, P. Von Brachel, Anton Hierat, Abraham Hogenberg, Simon Novellanus, Joris Hoefnagel, Jacob Hoefnagel, Jacob Van Deventer, and Henrik Rantzau. Civitates Orbis Terrarvm. [Coloniae Agrippinae: apud Petrum à Brachel, sumptibus auctorum, to 1618, 1612] Map.

APA citation style:

Braun, G., Hogenberg, F., Brachel, P. V., Hierat, A., Hogenberg, A., Novellanus, S. [...] Rantzau, H. (1612) Civitates Orbis Terrarvm. [Coloniae Agrippinae: apud Petrum à Brachel, sumptibus auctorum, to 1618] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Braun, Georg, 1540 Or, et al. Civitates Orbis Terrarvm. [Coloniae Agrippinae: apud Petrum à Brachel, sumptibus auctorum, to 1618, 1612] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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