University Calendar 2016: Images from the Georg Braun's Cities Of The World

The images displayed in this calendar are taken from the Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Shelfmark: *P.15.33), a city atlas edited by the geographer Georg Braun and engraved by the painter Franz Hogenberg between 1572 and 1617. This fantastic work contains 546 prospects, bird’s-eye views and maps of cities from all over the world. Aside from their topographical value, the images are also a great record of domestic life during the period: figures in local dress were added to the maps, along with heraldic coats of arms, rural and urban scenes, public buildings and pictures of land and water transport. These depictions were accompanied by Braun’s printed account of the city’s history, situation and commerce.

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Calendar 2016