Item #9792 Tingis, Lusitanis Tangiara/ Tzaffin/ Septa/ Arzilla/ Sala. G. BRAUN, F. HOGENBERG.

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Fine Example of the First Issue of Early Views of Five African Cities
[Cologne, 1572]

Tingis, Lusitanis Tangiara/ Tzaffin/ Septa/ Arzilla/ Sala.

12 ¾ x 18 ½ inches, Fine hand color; excellent condition.

The first issue of this early engraving of five Moroccan port cities, including Tangier, Asilah, the fishing port of Safi, and the ancient city of Sale’. Cueta is an autonomous Spanish city opposite Gibraltar.

The engraving appeared in the Civitatis Orbis Terrarum, the first atlas of city plans and views.  This remarkable work provided hundreds of realistic and detailed views of mainly European towns and cities.  Various artists contributed on-the-spot drawings that employed various perspectives.  However, like the Ortelius atlas, whose title this work echoes, the Civitatis set all these depictions within a uniform framework.

Price: $550.00

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