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Aden 61

     The view on the stamp issued in 1953 by Aden is based on Aden, Arabiae foelicis emporium celeberrimi nominis quo ex India, Aethiopia, et Perside negotiatures conueniunt, quo est magnifica, situ er structura bene munita, aedificiorum nito re atque frequentia celebris, muro er praecelsis sepra montibus, in quorum summitaribus ardentes faces nauigentibus portum ostendunt, in volume one of Civitates Orbis Terrarum by Georg Braun (1541-1622) and Frans Hogenburg (1535-1590), published in 1572. It was published in six volumes from 1572 to 1617 with 530 maps of cities as a complement to Abraham Orteliusí Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1570.
     Several ships are shown in the harbor, and the hills above the city are crowned by castles. The view is similar to one in an early 16th century Flemish woodcut.

SCN 61

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