Original Format: photograph: print
Description: Copperplate engraved print, hand colored. Folio from a Latin edition of Braun and Hogenberg’s atlas, Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Atlas of Cities of the World), published originally in Cologne between 1572 and 1618. Bird’s-eye view of Salzburg with river in foreground. Legend box, bottom right, reads: Recens et Accvratis-/sima Vrbis Salisbvr-/gensis Delineatio. Three human figures in contemporary dress in foreground. Verso has printed text, description of Salzburg, in Latin. Pencil note in donor’s hand: “Jansson 1657. Coloring probably not contemporary.” Note indicates the plate is from Jan Jansson’s reissue of the atlas in Amsterdam in 1657. Gift of Earnest C. Watson, 1952.
Collection: Fine Art
Caltech Archives ID: FA-PR-0137