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Catalog Number 2014.17.49
Object Name Map
Description "Iaverinum vulgo Rab Anno 1594," Cologne, 1598, hand-colored engraving, map by Georg Braun, engraved by Frans Hogenberg

A bird's-eye view of Györ in Hungary, which lies southeast of Bratislava at the confluence of the Raba and an arm of the Danube, clearly showing the bastioned fortifications and the bishop's palace (Palatium). The captions make reference to historical events, such as that in the centre: "Here the Roman Emperor Maximilian II marked out an impregnable camp in the year 1566". Györ's situation at the time of this engraving is underlined by the animated staffage figures, who are identified from left to right as follows: "Heyducks/ Hungarian noblewomen/Polish knight" [with arrows in his torso]/"Captive Turk".

Title Iaverinum vulgo Rab Anno 1594
Date 1598
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Braun, Georg
Role of Creator 2 Engraver
Creator 2 Hogenberg, Frans
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-16.375 W-21 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Hungary
Bishop's palace