Fortress and City of the Church
This view of the city by Johann Christoph Haffner shows Graz as seen from the historical Murvorstadt. A view of the city by Georg Matthäus Vischer served as a template. The coat of arms of the city is inserted to the upper left; a banner reading GRAECIUM GRAZ in the centre. The fortress on the mountain dominates the city like a stronghold. Right under the Schlossberg, only a narrow row of houses is visible; to the right of it, the city is spreading with a striking accumulation of churches. At the bottom margin of the image, a caption in German and Latin explains distinctive places in the city.
Copperplate print on paper
31 × 67,5 cm