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(The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. It bridges the gap between a diverse user community and the limited resources of libraries by means of sample imaging and extensive rather than intensive cataloguing.)

The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.

Tilling and sowing are being carried out by the peasants, in the shadow of the Louvre - Charles V's royal palace in Paris

Le Tres riches heures du Duc de Berry - October

GEOMETRIC PLANE FONTSERÉ. The planning legislation begins with the Law of 29 June 1864: "Fijando the Terms which must observarse in the works for the extension of the locations" and is complemented by the laws of 1876 and 1892 practically applicable to the law "Del Suelo y Ordenación Urbana "1956. It plans to begin planning the cities officially. So far s' had made for surveys or partial strategic needs for specific reforms. These plans is started with a topographic map or "geometric" frui t…

GEOMETRIC PLANE FONTSERÉ. The planning legislation begins with the Law of 29 June 1864: "Fijando the Terms which must observarse in the works for the extension of the locations" and is complemented by the laws of 1876 and 1892 practically applicable to the law "Del Suelo y Ordenación Urbana "1956. It plans to begin planning the cities officially. So far s' had made for surveys or partial strategic needs for specific reforms. These plans is started with a topographic map or "geometric" frui t…

Renaissance Milan

Contemporary Maps of Renaissance Italian Cities, courtesy of the HUJ

Map of Milan, Braun and Hogenberg, 1572

A picturesque and descriptive view of the city of Dublin.  By James Malton, c.1818

A picturesque and descriptive view of the city of Dublin. By James Malton,

In 1562, Spanish chartmaker Diego Gutiérrez and Dutch engraver Hieronymous Cock made such an attempt. They visualized the New World in a massive six-paneled engraved map—the largest engraved map of America of its time. Published in Antwerp, Americae sive quarte orbis partis nova et exactissima, Latin for The Americas, or A New and Precise Description of the Fourth Part of the World, served as artwork, informational chart, and political document.

In 1562 Map-Makers Thought America Was Full of Mermaids, Giants, and Dragons

In 1562 Map-Makers Thought America Was Full of Mermaids, Giants, and Dragons Sea serpents, cannibals, and one of the earliest mentions of California are features of this spectacular map.

Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the coast of Tripoli (Ṭarābulus) (Libya) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol.286b

illuminated manuscript, maps coast o' Tripoli (Ṭarābulus), via Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms.

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