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Buda / Citerioris Hvngaricae Capvt

Copperplate 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 1617. This plate is found in the last volume, v. 6, published in 1617. Bird's-eye view of the cities of Buda and Pest (now Budapest) with Danube between. View within large cartouche-like window on simulated wood ground. Two human figures in Turkish dress occupy foreground. Notable on the smaller figure is the insertion of feathers into the skin of the wearer. See explanatory legend in lower cartouche. Based on work of Flemish engraver Joris Hoefnagel [Georgius Houfnaglius]. The image is dated 1617.

Verso has printed text, description of Buda, in Latin.

Gift of Earnest C. Watson, 1952.

ID: 1952-00002

Creation Jan. 1, 1618

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Print (color); LENGTH: 22 x 18 approx.; QUANTITY: 1

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