Braun & Hogenberg at the Luxembourg Embassy, London

On the 21st April 2016, the Map House had the great pleasure of exhibiting our very own  Braun & Hogenberg map of Luxembourg at a lecture given by the knowledgeable Eddie Bohnert at the Luxembourg Embassy in London.

Drawing on a wealth of historical and visual material, Mr Bohnert dived into 16th century Luxembourg to capture the city’s heroic preservation in times of war, fire and the catastrophic gunpowder explosion of 1554.

Two maps of Luxembourg were published in Braun & Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Cities of the World); Vol III shows a birds eye view of the city whilst the later Vol V version accentuates the city’s mountainous landscape. The Map House is proud to have a fine example of the Third Edition of the map in our collection and we were lucky enough to exhibit this map at the Luxembourg Embassy last week.

We would like to say a warm thank you to both Mr. Eddie Bohnert and the Luxembourg Embassy in London for inviting us to showcase this magnificent map and allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful evening.

If you have any questions regarding this map or any other, please feel free to contact us on 0207 589 4325 or email us at

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