City Views, Spain, Escorial, Ortelius
Escorial, Spain. - "Scenographia totius Fabricae S. Laurentii en Escoriall"
Copper etching by Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)
Original hand coloring
Published in "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum - Parergon, sive veteris geographiae aliquot tabulae"
Italian text edition.
Original antique print
This view shows the Royal Chateau of the Spanish Kings, ca. 50 Km from Madrid
Image very good condition. Wide margins a bit soiled and with some minor traces of age and use.
Vertical centerfold. Repair on lower margin edge on centerfold.
36,6 x 47,5 cm (ca. 14.4 x 18.7")
El Escorial, the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Monasterio y Sitio de El Escorial en Madrid), or Monasterio del Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain located in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. El Escorial functions as a monastery, basilica, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university, school, and hospital.
El Escorial was a monastery and a Spanish royal palace, although Philip II is the only monarch who ever lived in the main building. Established with a community of Hieronymite monks, it has become a monastery of the Order of Saint Augustine. It was also a boarding school (Real Colegio de Alfonso XII).
On 2 November 1984, UNESCO declared The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo of El Escorial a World Heritage Site.
Philip II of Spain; Spanish architect Juan Bautista de Toledo
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