Vegel / Velis Malaga.

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Article ID EUE1756


Vegel / Velis Malaga.


Map shows Vegel and the city of Malaga in Granada, Spain. Signed Georgius Hoefnagle at bottom centre. Verso with Latin text, page 5.


ca. 1575


Braun/Hogenberg (1572-1618)

Frans Hogenberg (1535 – 1590) was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker. Hogenberg was born in Mechelen as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg In 1568 he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva. He travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. He is known for portraits and topographical views as well as historical allegories. He also produced scenes of contemporary historical events. George Braun (1541-1622), a cleric of Cologne, was the principal editor of the "Civitates Orbis Terrarum". The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572. The sixth and the final volume appeared in 1617. This great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, eventually contained 546 prospects, bird-eye views and map views of cities from all over the world. Braun (1541-1622), a cleric of Cologne, was the principal editor of the work, and was greatly assisted in his project by the close, and continued interest of Abraham Ortelius, whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 was, as a systematic and comprehensive collection of maps of uniform style, the first true atlas.

Historical Description

Granada is located in a protected position between the surrounding mountains, as well as with exceptionally fertile soil, which spurred an earlier settlement. First settlements were first mentioned under the name of Iliberra around 500 BC. In 711 Illiberis was conquered by the Moors and the name was Arabized to Ilbīra. In 1246, the then ruler of Granada, Muhammad I ibn Nasr called Ibn Al-Ahmar, surrendered the city of Jaen to the Christian powers after a siege that lasted for months. In 1492, the last Naṣrid ruler, Muhammad XII (Boabdil), surrendered and gave the city to Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon, the so-called "Catholic Monarchs" (Reyes Católicos). This marked the end of the Reconquista, the "reconquest" of the Iberian Peninsula for Christianity. According to a passage of the treaty concluded in the process, the Moorish population in Granada was allowed to continue practicing their religion freely, but the Naṣrids had to leave Granada. After uprisings by the Muslims who remained in Spain, the so-called Moors, against the oppression (ban on religious practice, dispossession) by the new rulers, they were first forcibly resettled in other parts of the Iberian Peninsula in 1569-1571 and then expelled to Africa in 1609-1611. In 1500, the city provided the prelude to the partition of Italy between Spain and France: the Treaty of Partage of Granada confirmed the rights of the Crown of France to the Kingdom of Naples. The Crown of Aragon turned against its own kinship, against the collateral line of the bastard Ferdinand enfeoffed with Naples by the Pope in 1459. Granada has been the seat of an archbishopric since 1492. The University of Granada was built between 1526 and 1531 and was one of Granada's main sources of income, especially in the 20th century.

Place of Publication Antwerp
Dimensions (cm)32,5 x 47,5 cm
ConditionTear on upper right margin perfectly restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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