Title: Vienna Austriae / Wien in Ostenreyk
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 the city of Vienna with Danube in foreground. Includes central shield and legend boxes left and right at top. Verso has printed text, description of Vienna, 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-0135