The World’s Oldest Social Housing Complex
A beautiful bird’s-eye-view city plan of Augsburg in Bavaria, Germany, from Braun & Hogenberg’s 1572 Civitates Orbis Terrarum. The map contains a key to 133 important town locations, including Die Fuggerei (or, Fuggereij), the world’s oldest social housing complex, built between 1514 and 1523 by the Fugger family for impoverished citizens. Mozart’s great-grandfather Franz Mozart, a master mason from Augsburg, lived in the Fuggerei from 1681 to 1693. The complex housed over 100 needy families, and is still in use today (www.fugger.de).
• 16th-century bird’s-eye view of the Free Imperial City of Augsburg, Germany
• Title: Augusta iuxta figuram quam his ce temporibus habet delineata
• Fine Art Premium Giclée (Gouttelette) Print (100% cotton 340 gsm fine art paper)
• Made in USA