Frans Hogenberg

Frans Hogenberg (1535–1590) was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker.

Frans Hogenberg
NationalityDuchy of Burgundy

Hogenberg was born in Mechelen in Flanders as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg.[1] In 1568 he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva and travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne.[1] He is known for portraits and topographical views as well as historical allegories. He also produced scenes of contemporary historical events.

Hogenberg died in Cologne.


Historical view of Trier, Germany, published in Civitates Orbis Terrarum with Georg Braun
  • Theatrum orbis terrarum - collaboration with Abraham Ortelius, 1565
  • Civitates Orbis Terrarum - collaboration with his son Abraham and Georg Braun, 1572. This collection of maps across Europe is the most important book of town plans and views published in the 16th century. Hogenberg engraved the majority of the maps in the book and George Braun wrote the text and acquired source material for the books. There were six volumes of the book published.


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