El Greco only painted two landscapes, and this was his second. A dizzying look down at the Spanish city of Toledo, the horizon slopes away towards a young man who holds a bird’s eye map of the city. The Hospital of Don Juan Tavera sits near the painting’s center — moved from it’s literal location to show the facade in detail. Above the city, the Virgin Mary presents a vestment to St Ildefonso, a sainted bishop of Toledo’s past.
Reed Enger, "View and Plan of Toledo," in Obelisk Art History, Published November 25, 2015; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/el-greco/view-and-plan-of-toledo/.