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Braun, Georg, 1540 or 1541–1622

Cantebrigia opulentissimi Angliae Regni vrbs celeberrimi nominis, ab Academiae conditore Cantabro, cognomita [cartographic material] : a Granta fluuio vicino cairgrant, saxonib Grauntecestre, et Grantebrige iam olim nunucupata.

[Cologne] : [Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg] ; [1575]
[Antwerp] : [Philippe Galle], [1575]
Physical Description:
1 map : hand col. engraving ; 33 x 44 cm, on sheet 41 x 52 cm.
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Yale Center for British Art, Gift of David Alan Richards, Yale BA 1967, JD 1972
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale not given.
Relief and buildings represented pictorially.
Oriented with east at top.
Plate from part 2 of Civitates orbis terrarum, first printed in 1575 for Braun and Hogenberg in Cologne and Philippe Galle in Antwerp. (Krogt)
Source is a drawing by William Smith, engraved by Richard Lyne (Braun, G. Civitates orbis terrarum, 2008).
Krogt, P.C.J. van der. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, v. 4-2, 767
BAC: British Art Center copy is hand-colored. In later frame, 57 x 69 cm.
Bird's eye view of Cambridge, including Cambridge University, the castle, and surrounding fields with livestock. The castle is in the lower left corner, Jesus College and Christ College towards the top, and Peterhouse to center right. To left, the Tudor Royal Arms above floriated cartouche containing title; in upper right, a legend labeled "Hospitia Arcistar" and "Hospitia Juristar"; and in lower right, two male figures and one female figure in contemporary costume.
Subject Terms:
Cambridge (England) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Cambridge Castle (Cambridge, England), depicted.
Clothing & dress -- England -- 16th century, depicted.
University of Cambridge, depicted.
Maps -- England -- Cambridge -- Early works to 1800.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1575.
Braun, Georg, 1540 or 1541-1622.
Braun, Georg, 1540 or 1541-1622. Civitates orbis terrarum.
Hogenberg, Frans, approximately 1539-1590.
Lyne, Richard, active 1570-1600, engraver.
Smith, William, 1550?-1618.
Galle, Philippe, 1537-1612, publisher.

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