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The city of Bologna. Engraving by M. Merian, 164-.

  • Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650
Date
[between 1640 and 1649?]
Reference
2992652i
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About this work

Description

In the foreground, people on foot or on horseback admire the city from a hill. Below them, outside the city walls, are extensive kitchen gardens. The key identifies 36 buildings including the leaning tower Torre Garisenda and its neighbour Torre degli Asinelli (nos. 12 and 11), the basilica of San Petronio (1) and the "Studio publico" (university, 13). Right, a compass showing the orientation

Publication/Creation

[Frankfurt am Main?] : [M. Merian], [between 1640 and 1649?]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; border 23 x 37 cm

Lettering

Bononia vetustissima musarum sedes omniumque artium ac scientiarum vera mater et altrix.

Lettering note

At top, coat of arms of the city of Bologna
"Bologna most ancient seat of the muses and true mother and nurse of all arts and sciences"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2992652i

Languages

  • Latin
  • Italian


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