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Cities of the renaissance world : maps from the Civitates orbis terrarum

Author: Michael Swift
Publisher: Edison, N.J. : Chartwell Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572. This great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, eventually contained 546 images – bird's-eye views and maps of cities from all over the world. Braun, a cleric who lived in Cologne, was assisted in his project by Abraham Ortelius, whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 was the first true atlas. For  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aerial views
Early works
Maps
Maps Early works to 1800
Aerial views Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Swift
ISBN: 0785823808 9780785823803
OCLC Number: 231583837
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 43 cm
Responsibility: Michael Swift and Angus Konstam.

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"The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572. This great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, eventually contained 546 images – bird's-eye views and maps of cities from all over the world. Braun, a cleric who lived in Cologne, was assisted in his project by Abraham Ortelius, whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 was the first true atlas. For the modern reader the images reproduced in Cities of the Renaissance World provide a remarkable view of the period from Cuzco in South America to Calcutta in India. With some 70 cities illustrated, Cities of the Renaissance World interprets what can be seen in the 16th century maps, how that differs from today's cities, and analyses the other information – from costumes to heraldry – that each of the maps shows."--Barnes & Noble website.

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