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Granada in 1598

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Granada, Andaluzia. Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg. Cologne, 1598.

Panoramic view of Granada at the end of the sixteenth century. Notice the female figures (likely intended to represent Moriscas) dressed in traditional Andalusi cultural garb (namely the long shawl wrapped over the head and upper body). Also noteworthy is the fact that the site of the former Grand Mosque of Granada (labeled under “12” and located immediately below the Alhambra) is labeled as “Mezquita” (mosque) AND “Iglesia Mayor” (Cathedral), the latter being the larger, domed structure, nearly 100 years after its transformation into a cathedral. Since this map was drawn approximately 96 years after the 1502 decree which essentially outlawed Islam in the Kingdom of Castile-Leon, I found this to be really interesting.

For a more detailed image (you can zoom in):http://www.bergbook.com/images/21193-01.jpg

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