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Thursday, November 06, 2008

La Pianta Grande di Roma by Giambattista Nolli

La Pianta Grande di Roma, created by Giambattista Nolli in 1748, represents a milestone in cartography. For architects it is one of the most important and earliest mappings of public and private space within an urban setting. Piazzas, fountains, courtyards, churches and gardens are all represented as part of the streetscape of Rome.

Images are taken from the Interactive Nolli Map of Rome, setup by a research team at the University of Oregon. The map project is a great way to explore the map if you don't have access to an original almost 7'x7' version.

1 comment:

  1. This is obviously an old post, but I was flipping through archives and had to comment.

    I hadn't seen the interactive map of this before, so thanks for the link. When I saw it I was sure Jim Tice had something to do with it. Sure enough...


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