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 iin Cologne between 1572 and 1617. Bird's-eye view of the city of Leipzig.
Verso has printed text, description of Leipzig, 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.
Creation Jan. 1, 1657