Title
Lille. Insula.
Contributor
Deventer, Jacob van, -1575 (Cartographer)
Publisher
Cologne : Franz Hogenberg
Date created
1583
Type of resource
Cartographic
Still image
Genre
Maps (documents)
Historical maps
Pictorial maps
Engravings (prints)
Format
Map/Globe, Image
Digital origin
reformatted digital
Abstract/Description
Realistic print Lille. Insula. captures the geography and culture of 16th-century Flanders town Lille. Though the artist, engraver, and colorist are unknown, the map stems from the works of cartographer Jacob van Deventer, also known as Jacob Roelofszof. Published as plate 19 within the third volume of Georg Braun's Citivitates Orbis Terrarum c. 1583, Lille. Insula. owes its success in conveying perspective to newly popular Renaissance mathematical techniques, allowing the artist to retain the relative heights of the buildings within the city while presenting a view from above ground. The print ties to others within Braun's series through its color palette, consisting primarily of red, blue, and green watercolor paint. Human figures standing along the bottom edge of the map provided original viewers with an idea of the fashions and occupations of typical citizens of Lille. Centuries later, Lille. Insula. retains praise for its vibrant colors and accurate perspective.
Related item
Civitates Orbis Terrarum
Lille. Insula.
European City Views
Subjects and keywords
Lille (France)
Identifier
european_braun_hogenberg_003
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