Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing Stephan Füssel (ed.)’s book, “Cities of the World: A History in Maps”. This book is a collection of maps created by the 16th century cartographers, Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg. It includes over 400 maps of cities from all around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
The maps in this book are truly remarkable. They provide a unique perspective on the cities of the world during the 16th century. The detail and accuracy of the maps is amazing, and it’s clear that Braun and Hogenberg put a lot of effort into creating them. The maps are accompanied by detailed descriptions of each city, which provide an interesting insight into the history of these cities.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of cities. It’s a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about the cities of the world during the 16th century. The maps are incredibly detailed and provide an interesting glimpse into the past. If you’re looking for a unique way to explore the history of cities, then this book is definitely worth checking out.