Thursday, April 14, 2011

Check out ye olde Google mappe: Now you can get a bird's eye view of major cities from the 16th Century - 14th Apr 2011


For the 16th century man trying to get around town it was as useful as Google Earth or a sat-nav.

And if you prefer a map to technology you can now follow your ancestors' footsteps, thanks to a reprint of a four centuries old guide to the world's major cities.

The reprinted book contains bird's eye view maps of every major European city at the time, as well as maps from cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The maps are part of a complete reprint of the 363 colour plates designed by Franz Hogenberg and annotated by Geog Braun - both renowned geographers and cartographers. Read More & More Maps