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Dear Friends, 

We are pleased to present two distinct bodies of work this week for your consideration;

16th Century European City Views from the greatest book of town views and plans ever published, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg. 

&

A collection of masterful late 18th Century Chinese Export watercolors of Fruit, all marked 35% down for the next 14 days. 

We hope you enjoy browsing our selections this week, and we look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions. 

The Arader Galleries Team

GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Cestria, 1572 or later.
The City of Chester in England
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Cestria, 1572 or later.
$ 3,800.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Edenburgum (Edinburgh), 1572 or later.
One of the earliest obtainable views of Edinburgh
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Edenburgum (Edinburgh), 1572 or later.
$ 4,500.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Autricum (Chartres), Chasteaudunum (Châteaudun), 1572 or later.
Two early city views of Chateaudun and Chartres in France
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Autricum (Chartres), Chasteaudunum (Châteaudun), 1572 or later.
$ 3,500.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Gratianopolis (Grenoble), Romans Delfinatus (Romans-sur-Isère), 1572 or later.
Views of Grenoble and Romans-sur-Isère in south-central France.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Gratianopolis (Grenoble), Romans Delfinatus (Romans-sur-Isère), 1572 or later.
$ 3,600.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Aurelia Francia (Orleans), 1572 or later.
An iconic plan of 16th century Orleans on the Loire River in France.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Aurelia Francia (Orleans), 1572 or later.
$ 2,800.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Augustodunum (Autun), Noviodunum (Nevers), 1572 or later.
Early plans of Autun and Nevers in the Burgundy region of France.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Augustodunum (Autun), Noviodunum (Nevers), 1572 or later.
$ 2,800.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Lovanium (Louvain), 1572 or later.
View of Louvain, just east of Brussels Belgium. TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT: Louvain, capital of Brabant, unrivalled site of the muses and the most distinguished arts and sciences; a highly desirable place of residence.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Lovanium (Louvain), 1572 or later.
$ 3,500.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Nitidissima Civitatis Mechelineensis, 1572 or later.
Early view of Mechelen, just South of Antwerp and the home of Margaret of Austria, the Aunt of Charles V.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Nitidissima Civitatis Mechelineensis, 1572 or later.
$ 2,800.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Berga (Bergen op Zoom), 1572 or later.
View of Bergen-op-Zoom in Southern Netherlands.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Berga (Bergen op Zoom), 1572 or later.
$ 3,200.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Traiectum (Utrecht), 1572 or later.
Bird's-eye view plan of Maastricht, Belgium.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Traiectum (Utrecht), 1572 or later.
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Tiena (Tienen), 1572 or later.
Decorative early views of Tienen in Flemish Brabant, just east of Brussels.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Tiena (Tienen), 1572 or later.
$ 2,800.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Atrebatum (Arras), 1572 or later.
Bird's-eye plan of Arras in Northern France.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Atrebatum (Arras), 1572 or later.
$ 2,800.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Duacum (Douai), 1572 or later.

GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Duacum (Douai), 1572 or later.
$ 2,800.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Sulsa (Sluys), 1572 or later.
Sluis served as an important outer port for Bruges in the Middle Ages and from 1382 as a fortification on the Flemish border.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Sulsa (Sluys), 1572 or later.
$ 3,200.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Calaris (Cagliari), Malta, Rhodus (Rhodes), Famaugusta (Famagusta), 1572 or later.
Four bird's-eye views on one sheet of the Mediterranean cities of Cagliari, Malta, Rhodos and Famagusta
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Calaris (Cagliari), Malta, Rhodus (Rhodes), Famaugusta (Famagusta), 1572 or later.
$ 4,500.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Lille Insula (Lille), 1572 or later.
Detailed plan of Lille, France.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Lille Insula (Lille), 1572 or later.
$ 3,200.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Noviomagium (Nijmegen), 1572 or later.
This imperial and Hanseatic city was going through a troubled phase in Braun and Hogenberg's time. In 1543 Nijmegen, together with Guelders, became Spanish as a result of the Treaty of Venlo. In 1579 the city joined the United Provinces and was besieged and captured in 1585 by the Spanish in the course of the Dutch Revolt. The Orange party did not succeed in recapturing Nijmegen until 1591.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Noviomagium (Nijmegen), 1572 or later.
$ 3,200.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Arnheimium (Arnheim), Venlonum (Venlo), Gelria (Geldern), Ruremunda (Ruhrmond Arnhemium), 1572 or later.
Four bird's-eye plans of the Dutch cities of Arnhem, Venlo, Gelre and Roermond.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Arnheimium (Arnheim), Venlonum (Venlo), Gelria (Geldern), Ruremunda (Ruhrmond Arnhemium), 1572 or later.
$ 3,500.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Tridentum (Trento), 1572 or later.
Early plan of Trento, in Northern Italy.
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Tridentum (Trento), 1572 or later.
$ 3,500.00
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GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Rhotomagus (Rouen), 1572 or later.
Plan of Rouen, France. COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "In hardly another city is the merchant community more experienced on water and on land as in this city on the Seine. The river accepts even the biggest ships thanks to the nearby sea, and trade can be conducted with the East and West, as far away as India..."
GEORG BRAUN & FRANS HOGENBERG, Rhotomagus (Rouen), 1572 or later.
$ 2,600.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Lychee (Longan)
This is an outstanding collection of Chinese export watercolors, illustrating lush and exotic fruits found throughout the Asian continent.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Lychee (Longan)
$ 38,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Lychee
In Britain, botanical interest in the exotic botany of the world was spurred on by Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the president of the Royal Society.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Lychee
$ 45,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Pineapple (Ananas camosus)
Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) wrote of the pineapple: “This Fruit is planted and us'd by way of des[s]ert (having a very fine flavour and tast[e]) all over the hot West-Indies, either raw or, when not yet ripe, candied, and is accounted the most delicious Fruit these places, or the World affords, having the flavour of Raspberries, Strawberries, etc..."
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Pineapple (Ananas camosus)
$ 65,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Sterculia ceramica
The botanical treasures of China must have been known in England well before 1750, since Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) owned a fine album of such drawings, now in the British Museum.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Sterculia ceramica
$ 45,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Ginger root
There was a long tradition of botanical writing and illustration in China, dating back to the Song dynasty (960-1279).
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Ginger root
$ 29,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Guava
The desire of Western scholars to obtain accurate depictions of unfamiliar Asian flora and fauna was easily satisfied by Chinese natural history watercolorists.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Guava
$ 37,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Parasol tree
These particularly fine examples date from the late eighteenth century and display an acute sense of scientific accuracy balanced by a strong aesthetic sensibility.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Parasol tree
$ 37,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Chestnut
It is probable that they were originally commissioned by a Western scholar or amateur gentleman-botanist curious as to the appearance of the exotic fruits of Asia.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Chestnut
$ 37,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Pan Tao (Chinese flat peach)
As is typical of Chinese export watercolors of this period, each work shows the fruit with its complete vegetation and also contains a cross-section illustration depicting the interior flesh of the fruit.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Pan Tao (Chinese flat peach)
$ 28,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Mandarin orange
In England, far away from the sunny Mediterranean, citrus fruits remained an exotic luxury, reserved for the rich. The inclusion of oranges in this suite of images points to the painters understanding of the status symbol of this fruit in Britain in the 18th century.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Mandarin orange
$ 35,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Orange
The market for Chinese export watercolors grew out of the trade-in porcelain to the West.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Orange
$ 45,000.00
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Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Pomegranate
In eighteenth-century Britain, the pomegranate was difficult to grow and was considered a prized plant by many of the notable botanists in and around London such as Peter Collinson and John Fothergill.
Chinese Export (late eighteenth-century), Pomegranate
$ 35,000.00
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