El Escorial (c. 1685)

El Escorial, Madrid (c. 1685)

Engraving depicting the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial), located near Madrid and built between 1563 until 1584 for the King of Spain


copper engraving


Alain Manesson Mallet (1630–1706)


around 1685

Original Size:

c. 14,5×10 cm

Original title/description:

das Escurial. Fig: CXXI


Taken from Alain Manesson Mallets (1630–1706) “Beschreibung des gantzen Welt-Kreysses”, a book published 1684–1685 in Frankfurt (it’s a german translation of Mallet’s “Description de l’Univers”, first published 1683 in Paris).

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