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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:
Frankfurt / 1576 circa
Size:
13.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1594
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
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29576
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Cologne / 1575
Size:
18.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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30309ts
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Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 14 inches
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VG
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31445
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1587 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
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VG+
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37236
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Cologne / 1617
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
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37367
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
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41356
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1581
Size:
18 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40733
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1700
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40847
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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41760mp2
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1572
Size:
17 x 12.5 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
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VG+
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46670mp2
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Cologne / 1588 circa
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19 x 13 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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Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
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Cologne / 1588
Size:
18.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
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Cologne / 1581
Size:
13 x 15.5 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1575
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
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VG+
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Cologne / 1575
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
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Cologne / 1572
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18.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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48735mp2
Place/Date:
Frankfurt / 1572 circa
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
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48821mp2
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1575 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
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50812mp2
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Cologne / 1580 circa
Size:
18 x 13.5 inches
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Cologne / 1582
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19 x 12.5 inches
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Cologne / 1572
Size:
17 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1581
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13.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1572
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16.5 x 13.5 inches
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Cologne / 1572
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19 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1572 circa
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19 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1572
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18.5 x 13.5 inches
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Cologne / 1581
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12.5 x 17 inches
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Cologne / 1572 circa
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18.5 x 13.5 inches
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Frankfurt / 1595 circa
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Cologne / 1589
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19 x 13.5 inches
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Cologne / 1590
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Cologne / 1588 circa
Size:
12 x 16.5 inches
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Cologne / 1576
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18.5 x 14 inches
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Cologne / 1575
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19.5 x 14 inches
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Cologne / 1572
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19 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1588
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17 x 11 inches
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Cologne / 1581
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Cologne / 1572
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Cologne / 1588
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Cologne / 1572
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19 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1572
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19 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1577
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17 x 11 inches
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Cologne / 1580
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19.5 x 13.5 inches
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Cologne / 1572
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19 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1588
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18 x 15 inches
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Cologne / 1580
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Cologne / 1575
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18 x 13 inches
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Cologne / 1588
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17 x 11 inches
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Cologne / 1588
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17 x 11 inches
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Cologne / 1572
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19 x 13.5 inches
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Cologne / 1588
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19 x 6.5 inches
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Cologne / 1575
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14 x 9 inches
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VG
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Cologne / 1588
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17 x 11 inches
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Cologne / 1590
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
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VG
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8088
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Cologne / 1588
Size:
18.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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9046
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Cologne / 1588
Size:
14 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9047
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Cologne / 1617
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
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Cologne / 1588 (1590)
Size:
29 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
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Cologne / 1578
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1575
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
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16458
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1575
Size:
18 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16334
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
17232
Place/Date:
Frankfurt / 1588
Size:
13.25 x 8.75 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17268
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17391
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1575
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17679
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17686
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17898
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590
Size:
16.25 x 12.75 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18482
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
14 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18001EG
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
Size:
18 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18002EG