Piante di Popoli e Strade

Piante di Popoli e Strade

1595

Streets, waterways, villages, villas, churches, monasteries, and buildings: the first systematic scale atlas of Florentine territory with 49 images

  1. An incredibly significant document attesting to the growing field of cartography in the 16th century

  2. Roads, waterways, villages, villas, churches, monasteries, rural buildings, and tabernacles are faithfully depicted

  3. It is a testament to the power of 16th century Florence, which controlled most of Tuscany under the rule of the Medici

Piante di Popoli e Strade

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Piante di Popoli e Strade

While most maps created in the 16th century were concerned with maritime travel, some were attempting to improve overland travel as well. Here we have a compendium of 49 watercolors that attempted to create a scale atlas of Florentine territory for the first time.

Piante di Popoli e Strade

The Pianta di Popoli e Strade dei Capitani di Parte Guelfa or “Plan of Peoples and Roads of the Captains of the Guelf Party” is an incredibly significant document attesting to the growing field of cartography in the 16th century. This document represents the first systematic attempt to create a scale atlas of Florentine territory and is stored in the State Archives of Florence today. It takes the form of 49 watercolors that depict roads, waterways, and faithful axonometric depictions of villages, villas, churches, monasteries, rural buildings, tabernacles, and more. These maps, created at the end of the 16th century, are remarkable for both their accuracy and their artistry.

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Piante di Popoli e Strade  – Archivio di Stato di Firenze (Florence, Italy)
Leo S. Olschki – Florence, 1989
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#1 Piante di Popoli e Strade

Leo S. Olschki – Florence, 1989

Publisher: Leo S. Olschki – Florence, 1989
Commentary: 1 volume by Giuseppe Pansini, Leonardo Rombai, Ludovico Branca, Matteo Barbarulo, Gian C. Garfagnini
Language: Italian
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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