Lot 213: Braun and Hogenberg View of Namurcum
November 5, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Namurcum. Georg Braun (1541-1622) & Frans Hogenberg (fl. c. 1540-1590). Hand-colored Engraving. Cologne, 1575. 15 x 20 inches. TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT: Namur, famous city on the Meuse, drawn true to nature and included as an adornment in our geographical work, the plate of which was kindly provided by the reverend and most erudite gentlemand D. Arnoldus Masius, professor of Sacred Theology and venerable canon in Namur, of great academic merit. In the year 1575. COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: ?The County of Namur is a very mountainous province, but good for farming and very beautiful. In the mountains there is iron and also a very beautiful black, red and multi-coloured marble, but also another kind of stone, which is used for sculptures. The Meuse and the Sambre are two rivers that join together here and make this an important city. But Namur is also the name of the capital with its own bishopric.?
Artist or Maker: Braun & Hogenberg
Literature: Hand-colored engraving on paper