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BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Illustris Civitatis Conimbriae in Lusitania. . .
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Illustris Civitatis Conimbriae in Lusitania. . . - BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Illustris Civitatis Conimbriae in Lusitania. . ..
Map maker : BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne, ca, 1575.
Size : 11.2 x 17.9 inches. / 28.5 x 45.4 cm.
Colouring : Original colour, recently refreshed.
Description :A rare and exceptional copper plate engraving of the city of Coimbra in N. Central Portugal. The town is home to the tenth oldest continuously extant university in the world, Universidade de Coimbra. The University was founded in 1290 by proclamation of King Dinis I.
Coimbra's important sites are shown, including university buildings, churches and the Roman aqueduct. Two scholars are seen in the foreground and the Portuguese royal coat of arms decorates the top portion of the plate. There is a cartouche style legend in the lower left. Latin verso.
A highly decorative work. §
Condition : In near-excellent condition. Strong, thick paper with a crisp, dark impression. Nice wide margins.
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