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- Object: Palatium Regium in Angliæ Regno apellatum Nonciutz
View of the Palace of Nonsuch, with Queen Elizabeth in a coach surrounded by guards in a procession towards the palace, a series of costume figures below; letterpress on verso; illustration to G. Braun's and Franz Hogenberg's "Civitates Orbis Terrarum"; after Joris Hoefnagel. 1582
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Height: 320 millimetres
Width: 450 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a non-coloured impression see 1870,0514.335.
A related drawing in the BM (1943,1009.35). See 'Elizabeth', National Maritime Museum, ex.cat., London 2003, no.96.
This fantastic hunting palace near Cheam in Surrey was used by Elizabeth annually from 1580. This print was included in a famous atlas of great cities of the world, "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" in 1598. The atlas also acted as a guide to the costumes of the world - here English noblewomen in luxurious red and more soberly dressed wives of merchants reflect England's sumptuary laws that regulated what people were allowed to wear.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2003 May-Sep, London, National Maritime Museum, Elizabeth I
2007 Mar-Jun, London BM, A New World: England's first view of America
2012 London, BM, Shakespeare
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Civitatis Orbis Terrarum (Cologne, 1572-1594)
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