Comment on Task 2_by Sarah Schmid
Hi Sarah! While I was searching for theme related works, I came across your post, in which you describe the fourth part of Martin Zeiller’s encyclopaedia “Topographia Galliae”: “Die fürnehmste und bekanntiste Stätte und Plätze von Burgund Bresse” is structured the same as «Beschreibung und Contrafaitung der vornehmsten und bekantisten Oerter in dem mächtigen und grossen Königreich Frankreich»; the works both provide a visual, contextual and historical description of regions and places. The encyclopaedia is to be understood as a list and collection of noteworthy places in France and Burgundy.
Both books provide us with beautiful copper engravings, which illustrate an ideal image of the regions.
Comment on Argument_166 by Sophia Humpeler
Hey. I stumbled upon your post, while searching for books, that contained a great number of visual descriptions of either architectural works or geographical and topographical features. While your book “Le fonatne di Roma nelle piazza, e luoghi publici della città” by Giovanni Battista Falda, shows some beautiful and interesting perspective illustrations of places, water sources and gardens in Rome; mine concentrates on the beautiful regions in France, or former Galliae. Both works consist mostly out of drawings and copper engravings, whereas the descriptive text is kept quite short. It seems, as if the books are meant to be seen as some kind of a “travelguide”.
Another similarity would be the physical appearance. Both books look quite heavy and are bound in an elegant leather cover; the page edges are tinted in a red colour.