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A great city taking shape, 'Open City: London, 1500-1700' | News | Archinect

A great city taking shape, 'Open City: London, 1500-1700' | News | Archinect | Civitates orbis terrarum | Scoop.it
Edward Rothstein reviews 'Open City: London, 1500-1700' an exhibition currently on show at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. The exhibit is on view through Sept.

London, from Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Hand-colored engraving, 1574.

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Braun and Hogenberg's city map of Constantinople - BBC Four

Explore the history of Braun and Hogenberg's significant map of Constantinople

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Mapping a metropolis

Mapping a metropolis | Civitates orbis terrarum | Scoop.it

This map provided the model for all that followed for most of the next century, including the large woodcut 'Agas' map - which was probably created in about 1560 - and the reduced copperplate version that appeared as the first illustration in Braun and Hogenberg's epic multi-volume atlas of town views, the Civitates Orbis Terrarum in 1572.

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Civitates Orbis Terrarum - Facebook

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Georg Braun (1541 – 1622) was a topo-geographer. From 1572 to 1617 he edited the Civitates orbis terrarum, which contains 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of cities from all around the world.

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Civitates Orbis Terrarum - Medievalcodex.com

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This atlas is  a work of art, a highly valuable instrument for those history and urban development lovers; just by looking at any of its illustrations, one can value the importance and magnitude of each cit

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Braun&Hogenberg, Civitates orbis terrarum

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Have a closer look at this great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg!

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Frans Hogenberg

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Frans Hogenberg | Civitates orbis terrarum | Scoop.it

A collection of works of art and related materials from the permanent database of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Find out who Frans Hogenberg is and which his greatest works are.

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Georg Braun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Georg Braun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Civitates orbis terrarum | Scoop.it

Georg Braun, the principal editor of the Civitates orbis terrarum, set new standards in cartography for over 100 years.

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A world of maps - in pictures

A world of maps - in pictures | Civitates orbis terrarum | Scoop.it

Thousands of antique maps will be on show at this year's London Map Fair, held at the Royal Geographic Society in London on 16 and 17 June. Here are a selection of the cartographic delights on offer, which reveal a tantalising glimpse of how our ancestors wished to see the world

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On Blogging:

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Before the invention of print words and images had usually been closely joined, no matter whether in paper or papyrus, parchment or bark. Illuminated manuscripts joined letters and images so that each added to the other.

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A Great Series On Historical Maps | The Board Magazine

A Great Series On Historical Maps | The Board Magazine | Civitates orbis terrarum | Scoop.it

The world of maps is being changed by technology just as much as anything else these days, but one thing that maps have that cannot be changed is its history and a fascinating one it is too. This short article gives provides you with some information on a recent BBC series.

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Comparing 16th Century Maps to Current Satellite Imagery

Comparing 16th Century Maps to Current Satellite Imagery | Civitates orbis terrarum | Scoop.it

In the 16th century, Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg compiled Civitates Orbis Terrarum, a book of bird's-eye-view maps. Take a look at how the Google Maps of the 1500s compares to today's version, in some of the biggest cities around the world.

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Amsterdam 1572

The map of Amsterdam was created by Georg Braun, a catholic cleric born in 1541, and is part of Civitates orbis terrarum

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Cities of the World, By Braun and Hogenberg

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Civitates Orbis Terrarum, which the Cologne-born Catholic cleric and cartographer Georg Braun edited more than 40 years, contains bird's-eye and map views of every major city in the old world.

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Braun and Hogenberg's city map of Constantinople - BBC Four

Explore the history of Braun and Hogenberg's significant map of Constantinople

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