An engraving by Hurlimann from on an original daguerreotype of the Town Hall in Bremen, Germany, by Parisian optician N P Lerebours. Bremen's Market Square is one of the most beautiful in Europe, centred on a town hall built between 1405 and 1410. To better reflect the success and wealth of this important Hanseatic League port the Town Hall was rebuilt in the early 17th century giving it the impressive Weser Renaissance-style facade illustrated here. Illustration from 'Excursions daguerriennes, reprEsentant les vues et les monuments les plus remarquables du globe' (Daguerreian Travels, representing the most remarkable views and monuments in the world), (Paris, 1841-1844).
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