Detail of Nature, from the allegorical trompe l'oeil ceiling fresco painted by Antonio Simoes Ribeiro and Vicente Nunez, in the Black Room of the Joanina Library, or Biblioteca Joanina, a Baroque library built 1717-28 by Gaspar Ferreira, part of the University of Coimbra General Library, in Coimbra, Portugal. The Casa da Livraria was built during the reign of King John V or Joao V, and consists of the Green Room, Red Room and Black Room, with 250,000 books dating from the 16th - 18th centuries. The library is part of the Faculty of Law and the University is housed in the buildings of the Royal Palace of Coimbra. The building is classified as a national monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Detail of Nature, from the allegorical trompe l'oeil ceiling fresco painted by Antonio Simoes Ribeiro and Vicente Nunez, in the Black Room of the Joanina Library, or Biblioteca Joanina, a Baroque library built 1717-28 by Gaspar Ferreira, part of the University of Coimbra General Library, in Coimbra, Portugal. The Casa da Livraria was built during the reign of King John V or Joao V, and consists of the Green Room, Red Room and Black Room, with 250,000 books dating from the 16th - 18th...
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