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Picturing North African Cities in the Sixteenth Century (2018)


This article provides an approach to North African urban landscapes of the sixteenth century. To that end, it focuses primarily on the views in the Civitates orbis terrarum by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, which are explored through a comparative analysis to other contemporary graphic materials. The purpose is to deepen our understanding of the image of the city by looking at the methods used to represent the city during the Renaissance, the importance and degree of verisimilitude that these views were expected to achieve through a language that relied on direct, in-situ observation.

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Authors & Contributors
Bingaman, Amy
Zorach, Rebecca
Sanders, Lise
Markus, Thomas A.
Hooper, Barbara
Haar, Sharon
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
International Journal of Middle East Studies
Scientia Canadensis: Journal of the History of Canadian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Geographia antiqua
Acque Sotterranee
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
MIT Press
Edizioni ETS
Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago
University of Chicago Press
Yale University Press
Urban history
Urban planning
Science and politics
Science and society
López de Villalobos, Francisco
Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus
Louis XV, King of France
Henry IV, King of France
Giacomo Roster
Time Periods
19th century
16th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
Tuscany (Italy)
North Africa
Ottoman Empire

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