Orvieto & Loreto, Italy: Braun & Hogenberg 1572

Orvieto & Loreto, Italy: Braun & Hogenberg 1572

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  • Author: Braun & Hogenberg
  • Date: 1572
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Good
  • Inches: 19 1/4 x 13 5/8
  • Centimeters: 49.36 x 34.94
  • Product ID: 002884

This beautifully-illustrated Braun & Hogenberg work from 1572 depicts both Orvieto, a central-Italian city located atop a steep rock formation, as well as Loreto, a coastal town just a few miles away. In the image's top register, two noble people overlook  Orvieto's iconic towers from a distance. Meanwhile, the lower register depicts Loreto as more of a working-class city due to its farmers laboring in the fields and the many ships sailing into its harbor.