Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hispalis known as Sevilla AD 1619 p. I

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla
Salvete omnes,

in May and June this year I showed some details from Baroque panoramas of Gdansk and Lisbon (click on the labels portion to look at them), and this late in November I am inviting you to take a look at some chosen details from the panorama showing the horse and rider, carriage and wagons, mules, donkeys, oxen etc in Seville/Sevilla, the most opulent and splendorous city of then largest empire on earth, the Spanish Hapsburg Empire, where the sun never set and where old the gold and silver came from the New Indies. This is the city before the great plague of 1649AD, still the center of the international trade with the Americas and Spanish (and Portuguese) possessions in Africa and Asia.
Curiously we see various styles of riding - la gineta and la brida - popular in the Iberian peninsula since the Middle Ages.


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