Magnifica illa civitas Verona ; Colonia augusta Verona nova gallieniana


Magnifica illa civitas Verona ; Colonia augusta Verona nova gallieniana

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Title:
Magnifica illa civitas Verona ; Colonia augusta Verona nova gallieniana
Title (alt.):
Colonia augusta Verona nova gallieniana
Description:
Romeo sorrowfully laments in act three, scene three of Romeo and Juliet, "There is no world without Verona walls." Faced with banishment from Juliet, Romeo pleads with Friar Laurence to grant him any other fate than expulsion from Verona, and despite their affection for one another, Romeo and Juliet tragically could not escape the animosity that their families had for each other. The 1582 map displayed here illustrates Verona, known as a center for art and architecture, in two views, complete with vignettes of perhaps the star-crossed lovers on the left, and the Arena – a remnant from the city's importance in Roman times – on the right.
Cartographer:
Hogenberg, Frans, approximately 1539-1590
Publisher:
Kempen, Gottfried von, active 1576-1598
Date:
[1582]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Romeo (Fictitious character)
Juliet (Fictitious character)
Verona (Italy)--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Verona (Italy)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
ItalyVeneto (region)Verona (province)Verona
Publisher:
[Collen] : [Godfrid von Kempen]
Notes (citation):
Koeman-Krogt. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, volume 4, 4659
Notes:
View at top includes index.
Map at bottom is illustrated with a vignette of the "Amphitheatrum in Foro Boario situm", and two court figures in a landscape, possibly Romeo and Juliet.
On verso: German text about Verona on [page] "49".
From Contrafactur und beschreibung von den vornembsten stetten der Welt, liber tertius. Cöllen : Godfrid von Kempen, [1582].
Map and view in Latin. Text on verso in German.
Extent:
2 views on 1 sheet : hand colored ; 17 x 47 cm and 19 x 47 cm, on sheet 40 x 55 cm
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
Latin
German
Identifier:
06_01_015728
Call #:
G6714.V5A3 1582 .M34
Barcode:
39999085940748
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