Old city map reprint on paper of Vilnius – Vilna – Wilno 1581.
Artist: Hogenberg, Frans (1535-1590)
This is a reproduction vintage highly detailed map on paper.
Great Decor for home or office!
Description: This magnificent bird’s eye view of Vilnius captures the Lithuanian capital as it appeared during the mid- 16th Century during its historical apogee. The scene is captured from the west, with the city of Vilnius expanding along the river Neris. The Legend on the lower left identifies 28 key sites. Growing suburbs expand beyond the old walled city, which is dominated by the Upper Castle of Gediminas (1), which rests top the hill to the left of the view, while below is the large enclosure of the medieval royal castle (2). Other prominent landmarks include the late Gothic brick Church of St John (14), the Monastery of St. Bernard (12) and the Old Town Hall (18). Also visible are the city wall’s nine gates and three towers.