Maps, City Views, Aden, Mombaza, Quiloa, Cefala, Braun, Hogenberg
"Aden - Mombaza - Quiloa - Cefala"
Copper etching. Outstanding original hand coloring
Published in "Civitates Orbis Terrarum"
By Georg Braun (1540-1622) and Frans Hogenberg (1535-1590)
The most prominent panoramic view of the city of Aden in Yemen in Arabia and three views of Africa's East Coast in the 16th century.
Mombaza (Mombasa in Kenya)
Quiloa (near Kilwa Kisiwani)
Cefala (Sofala in Mozambique)
A beautiful composition of views of rarety as early in printing times. Very attractive original hand coloring.
Print has pleasant light age toning, wide margins. Minimal traces of age and use, such as tiny tears in lower margins not reaching anywhere near the images. Centerfold has been smoothened on reverse side. Reverse side has descriptions of all four places in Latin.
Overall measurement of images: 33,5 x 47,2 cm (ca. 13.2 x 18.6")