Magnifica illa civitas Verona ; Colonia augusta Verona nova gallieniana
- Magnifica illa civitas Verona ; Colonia augusta Verona nova gallieniana
- Title (alt.):
Colonia augusta Verona nova gallieniana
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.
- Hogenberg, Frans, approximately 1539-1590
- Kempen, Gottfried von, active 1576-1598
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Romeo (Fictitious character)
Juliet (Fictitious character)
Verona (Italy)--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Verona (Italy)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Italy > Venetan (region) > Verona (province) > Verona
- 2 views on 1 sheet : hand colored ; 17 x 47 cm and 19 x 47 cm, on sheet 40 x 55 cm
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[Godfrid von Kempen]
Not drawn to scale
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, .
Map and view in Latin. Text on verso in German.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (citation):
Koeman-Krogt. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, volume 4, 4659
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2016-2017.
- Call #:
G6714.V5A3 1582 .M34
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