Before Google Earth: A Rare Cartographic Compendium From Renaissance Europe

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For the Map Freaks Among Us, Some Renaissance City Views:

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Casa Batilo, Barcelona Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Casa Batilo, Barcelona
Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

          Every so often I share an interesting find from the wonderful world of maps. Mapping is one of the most fascinating of human endeavors and the detailed, artistic maps of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance offer insight into the human ingenuity and imagination.You can get a modern edition of Cities of the World from Taschen. Kudos to Hyperallergic for sharing the story of this treasure.

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“Long before the ubiquity of Google Maps, these colorful engravings, produced between 1572 and 1617, comprised the world’s most accurate and elaborate collection of urban cartography ever made.”

Source: Before Google Earth: A Rare Cartographic Compendium From Renaissance Europe

Casa Batilo, Barcelona Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Casa Batilo, Barcelona
Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Casa Batilo, Barcelona Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Casa Batilo, Barcelona
Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

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