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Frans Hogenberg (ca. 1540-ca. 1590) was a Flemish and German engraver and mapmaker who also painted. He was born in Mechelen, south of Antwerp, the son of wood engraver and etcher Nicolas Hogenberg. Together with his father, brother (Remigius), uncle, and cousins, Frans was one member of a prominent artistic family in the Netherlands.

During the 1550s, Frans worked in Antwerp with the famous mapmaker Abraham Ortelius. There, he engraved the maps for Ortelius’ groundbreaking first atlas, published in Antwerp in 1570, along with Johannes van Deotecum and Ambrosius and Ferdinand Arsenius. It is suspected he engraved the title page as well. Later, Ortelius supported Hogenberg with information for a different project, the Civitates orbis terrarium (edited by Georg Braun, engraved by Hogenberg, published in six volumes, Cologne, 1572-1617). Hogenberg engraved the majority of the work’s 546 prospects and views.

It is possible that Frans spent some time in England while fleeing from religious persecution, but he was living and working in Cologne by 1580. That is the city where he died around 1590. In addition to his maps, he is known for his historical allegories and portraits. His brother, Remigius, also went on to some fame as an engraver, and he died around the same time as his brother.

Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1644 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
Size:
15.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1613 circa
Size:
21 x 16 inches
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VG
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55156mp2
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1612
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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55774mp2
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1600 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
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Good
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64627
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1597
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
45382
Place/Date:
Frankfurt / 1595 circa
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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57541
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1594
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
29576
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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76392
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
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19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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76449
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
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19 x 13 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
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19 x 14 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
Size:
17 x 13 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
Size:
18.5 x 15 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593 circa
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19.5 x 14 inches
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VG+
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Cologne / 1593
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19 x 13.5 inches
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Cologne / 1593 circa
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14 x 12.5 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1593
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18 x 12 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
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20 x 13 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
Size:
18.5 x 14.5 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
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14 x 12.5 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593 circa
Size:
18 x 13.5 inches
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588 circa
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19 x 13 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
18.5 x 13 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588 circa
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19.5 x 11.5 inches
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VG+
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Cologne / 1583 (1605)
Size:
11 x 8 inches
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VG
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n.p. (Cologne) / 1583
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20 x 14 inches
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VG+
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Cologne / 1582
Size:
19 x 12.5 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1581
Size:
13 x 15.5 inches
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VG
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44358
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1581
Size:
13.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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50863mp2
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1581
Size:
12.5 x 17 inches
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VG-
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1581 circa
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18.5 x 18.5 inches
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VG
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Frankfurt / 1581 circa
Size:
18.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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Frankfurt / 1581
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
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VG+
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Amsterdam / 1700
Size:
21 x 16 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1625
Size:
11 x 8.5 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
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VG+
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Cologne / 1617
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18 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
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Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
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Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
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Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
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Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
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Cologne / 1617
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19 x 12 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
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18.5 x 12.5 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
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14 x 18 inches
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VG
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47065
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617 circa
Size:
15.5 x 11.5 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
Size:
18.5 x 12.5 inches
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
Size:
18.5 x 12.5 inches
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Cologne / 1612
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1600 circa
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14 x 9.5 inches
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Cologne / 1598
Size:
20 x 15 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1597
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1596 circa
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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41716mp2
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1596
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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49090
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1596
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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49341
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1596
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1595
Size:
18.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
50565mp2
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593 circa
Size:
16.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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76520
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1593
Size:
18.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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76847
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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8088
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
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17232
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590
Size:
16.25 x 12.75 inches
Condition:
VG
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18482
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590
Size:
16.25 x 12.75 inches
Condition:
VG
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21681
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590
Size:
16.25 x 12.75 inches
Condition:
VG-
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36719
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590
Size:
13 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40637
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
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62432
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1589
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
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33195
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
17 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
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1303
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
18.5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14033
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
18 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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22807
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
17 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3892
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
17 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3954
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
19 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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7951
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
17 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
7873
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
18.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9046
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
14 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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9047
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588 (1590)
Size:
29 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
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