Olissippo quae nunc Lisboa ciuitas amplissima Lusi taniae, ad Tagum, toti Orientis, et multarum insularum Aphricaeque et Americae emporium nobilissimum


Olissippo quae nunc Lisboa ciuitas amplissima Lusi taniae, ad Tagum, toti Orientis, et multarum insularum Aphricaeque et Americae emporium nobilissimum

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Title:
Olissippo quae nunc Lisboa ciuitas amplissima Lusi taniae, ad Tagum, toti Orientis, et multarum insularum Aphricaeque et Americae emporium nobilissimum
Title (alt.):
Civitates orbis terrarvm
Description:
Jollain’s representation of New Amsterdam was based on this image of Lisbon, originally published about 1598 in part five of Braun and Hogenberg’s comprehensive collection of urban views, Civitates Orbis Terrarum. So popular was this view that it was repeatedly republished in other atlases during the 17th century. This view portrays Lisbon at the height of its prosperity during the European Age of Discovery and Exploration. Clearly evident are the medieval street pattern shaped by a hilly terrain, the castle and cathedral dominating the city’s skyline, and a busy port filled with ocean-going vessels.
Creator:
Braun, Georg, 1540 or 41-1622
Contributor:
Hogenberg, Frans, ca. 1539-1590?
Date:
[ca. 1617]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Lisbon (Portugal)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
PortugalLisboa (territory)Lisbon
Publisher:
Coloniae Agrippinae : sumptibus auctorum
Extent:
1 map ; 33 x 46 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_002308
Call #:
G1028 1572 .B7
Barcode:
39999058993849
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