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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Prints, 1598 and 1700

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Engraved prints of Caprarola and Odense, 1598 and 1700 MS 555



Title: Engraved prints of Caprarola and Odense
Dates: 1598 and 1700
Abstract This collection consists of 2 hand colored engraved prints. These appear to date from 1598 and 1700 but are mounted on acidic board and cannot be fully examined. The prints include bird's-eye views of Italian villa of Caprarola and Danish capital of Odense.
Identification: MS 555
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft. (2 prints)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

The prints come from the estate of antique collector William Glenn Van Nichols, Birmingham, Alabama who has visited Italy in 1950’s.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of 2 hand colored prints These appear to date from 1598 and 1700 but are mounted on acidic board and cannot be fully examined. The prints include bird's-eye views of Italian villa of Caprarola and Danish capital of Odense.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from Engraved prints of Caprarola and Odense, 1598 and 1700, (MS 555) must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Antique and rare maps, atlases
Places
Europe - maps, atlases

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Engraved prints of Caprarola and Odense, 1598 and 1700 (MS 555), Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was a gift donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Martin from the estate of their late cousin William Glenn Van Nichols, Jan. 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I. Prints, 1598 and 1700

Drawer
34 Color print of Odense, capital of Fionia in Denmark, 1598, 16”x20”.
Scope and Contents note
Transcription of text on item: “Civitatis Episcopalis othenarum sive Otthoniae, Vt Vulgo digitur, Fioniae, Insularum Daniae Regni Amoe Nissimae Ferti lissimaeque Metropolis secundum situm & Figuram quam Hoc Seculo Habet, Delineatio,. Anno Partae per Unicum Mediatorem XPM, Salutis. MDLXXXIII Genere, virtutibus, famaque illustri Henrico Ranzouio, Imperiati et Repio Dunico, consifiario,; Ducatuumque Slesvici, Holsatiae et Dithmarsiae gubernatore, summorum et optimor conatuum promotore impensas suppeditante, 1598”
This item appears to be the same as the item offered at “Antiquariat Reinhold Berg”, Germany (http://www.bergbook.com) “Original copper-engraving, hand colored in wash, published 1598 in volume V in the town book 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' by Braun and Hogenberg. The entire series of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' comprised six volumes and was published and printed from 1572 towards 1619. A beautiful bird's eye view of Odense, capital of Fionia in Denmark. This view shows us the city of Odense detailed engraved with streets, houses, churches, places and its surrounding with the adjacent Baltic Sea with sailing ships in the water. At the bottom we find a table of explanations listing important buildings of the city. This view was published 1598 in volume V of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum'.” (description excerpted from “http://www.bergbook.com/htdocs/woda/data/demo/descriptions/19267.htm” accessed Feb. 22, 2010)
Color print of Caprarola Arx Et Horti Farnesiani, ca. 1700
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This 16x20 colored engraving shows ground-plan of Italian villa of Caprarola with gardens. This item appears to be the same as item offered at auction by “Live Auctioneers” Lot 125, Feb. 2010 http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/2747474.

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