Kolen, een onde, vermaerde, en webarende stadt voor Zien met Schoone huizen, en Kerken.Colonia Agrippina, Urbs ampla, florens, atque magnifica, inferioris Germaniae caput.
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 215 x 268mm. 8½ x 10½".
Villagers, one with a donkey, stand in the foreground walking away from Cologne, Germany, a settlement founed by Agrippina, the mother of Roman Emperor Nero. The city lies on the River Rhine, and the great Cathedral can be seen in the background, mid-construction; work began in 1248 and was completed in 1880. Plate to Schenk's 'Hecatompolis' (1702), which included one hundred profile views of cities throughout the world.
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