Heidelbergia. Nicolaes Visscher II (1649-1702). from Atlas Minor sive Geographia Compendiosa... Hand-colored engraving. Amsterdam, N. Visscher, 1716. 21 x 24 3/4 inches sheet, 32 x 36 inches framed. A former residence of the Electorate of the Palatinate, Heidelberg is the location of Heidelberg University, Germany’s oldest and among its most reputable universities. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.