City Views, Switzerland, Zurich, Zurych, Tigurum, sive Turegum, Caesari...
"Zurych" "Tigurum, sive Turegum, Caesari,..." Copper etching from the atlas "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" by Braun/Hogenberg in original colouring. Published in Cologne, ca 1580. Original hand coloring.
This attractive view of Zurich shows the city with the surrounding hills and fields. The Limat river already had two bridges in the 16th Century and is shown with decorative boats. The most important churches and public buildings are shown in location. Notice that Zurich was a walled city. Two spectators in the lower right in contempory dress look at the city. The name of the city is in the upper center, the coat of arms on the left and the title cartouche in the upper right. Verso: Text in Latin.
There is a repaired tear of 1.5 cm in lower margin on the center fold. There are two tiny repair holes near centerfold. Overall condition is otherwise Very good.
36.3 x 48.2 cm ( 14.3 x 19 ")