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Vintage engraving XVI century – Nuremberg city view and Coat of arms
Year 1552, Nuremberg bird’s eye view and city Coat of arms
“Foreign messengers before the Emperor”, woodcut by Jost Amman (1538-1591_
XVI century, messengers in front of the Emperor. the Emperor is not explicitly named in the text, yet the double-headed eagle suggests the House of Habsburg and the woodcut dating would point at Ferdinand I.
XVI century, standard bearer with the Cologne city flag
XVI century, standard bearer with the Cologne city flag. The three crowns of the Coat of Arms symbolize the Magi (Three Wise Men). In Middle Ages Cologne was a Free City and an important pilgrimage and trade center.