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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:
Cologne / 1588 circa
Size:
17.8 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1578 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
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VG
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31062
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Cologne / 1575
Size:
18.5 x 13 inches
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VG
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30955
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
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VG
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31402
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1578
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19 x 13 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1578
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19 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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31568
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572 circa
Size:
20 x 13 inches
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VG
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31510
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572 circa
Size:
18.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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31604
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
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31528
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
32313
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1575
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19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
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32677
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1589
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19 x 13.5 inches
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33195
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
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33663
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
Size:
14 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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33682
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Cologne / 1575
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
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VG
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33973
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Cologne / 1572
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1617
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18 x 14 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1580
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1578
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
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VG+
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35813
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
18.5 x 10.5 inches
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VG+
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36064
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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36360
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1590
Size:
16.25 x 12.75 inches
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VG-
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36719
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1578
Size:
18.5 x 6.5 inches inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1588
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17 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG
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36986
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1580 circa
Size:
16.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
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31423
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
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36228
Place/Date:
Frankfurt / 1572
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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37320ops
Place/Date:
Frankfurt / 1572 circa
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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29323
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572 circa
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19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
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37607
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1581
Size:
16 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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37685
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Cologne / 1581
Size:
16 x 5.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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37800
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
21 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38298
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1580 circa
Size:
17.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38392
Place/Date:
Frankfurt / 1572 circa
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38521
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
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29370
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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38595
Place/Date:
Cologne / 1572
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
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38806sm