Attractive copper line engraving on paper, produced to accompany Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", first published Cologne circa 1596. The present example dates to after 1613.

A magnificent panoramic view of Granada in which the city's various quarters are clearly recognizable.. The city centre (A) is followed on the right by the two districts of Albaicin (B) and Antequeruela (D), and above them the Alhambra (C). Albacin was founded in 1246 by Moors fleeing from Baeza to Granada. Antequeruela was founded in 1410 by Moorish refugees from Antequera. Silk production, as mentioned by Braun, flourished in Granada under the rule of the Nasrids (1238-1493). During this period trade in silk with Italy led Granada to become the wealthiest city in Spain. The arts and sciences also flourished under the rule: Yusuf I founded the Arab university of La Madraza in Granada as early as 1349; the Christian university that succeeded it was created under Emperor Charles V in 1531.

In 1617 a piece of the copperplate to the left of the title was broken off. This can be seen at the upper edge above the edge of the branch..

Measures approx. 370 x 500 mm. Very good condition.

Attractive hand colour.

A guaranteed genuine antique map.


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