Excester in Engellandt

Description

This map of Exeter, based on John Hooker’s 1587 map, was published in the book ‘Libellus novus politicus emblematicus civitatum’ and is used to point the moral of the dangers of excessive lust. The Latin and German texts described how the female serpent bites off the head of the male. A pair of serpents are depicted in the foreground, with the walled city of Exeter in the background. This plate is possibly from a 1638 edition of the book.

Creator

Kieser; Eberhard (1583-1631); engraver and publisher
Meissner; Daniel (1585-1625); author and poet

Date

c 1638

Contributor

University of Exeter

Rights

University of Exeter. The digital object(s) attached to this record are available for you to use for educational purposes only under licence from the University of Exeter.

Format

95mm x 145mm

Type

Image

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