Amazing Maps of Medieval Cities

Some great medieval maps of some great medieval cities for your information and entertainment.

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Bologna

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Bristol

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Brugge

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Brussels

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Budapest in 1617

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Chester

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Constantinople

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Cracow 1493

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Edirne 1688

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Granada 1572

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Exeter 1617

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Edinburgh

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Ferrara 1600

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Florence 1493

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Hamburg 1572

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Jerusalem

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Lavret

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London 1560

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Milan

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Orvieto

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Palmanova Italy

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Paris 1550

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Paris 1569

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Scandinavia

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Sevilla

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Sevilla

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Toledo

maps-of-medieval-cities-tunis-1574

Tunis 1574

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Valleta 1705

maps-of-medieval-cities-venezia_1550

Venezia 1550

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The Holy Land



  4 comments for “Amazing Maps of Medieval Cities

  1. Bad
    September 19, 2016 at 10:04 am

    The only one of these maps that could be considered at all medieval is the last one, which was in the Rudimentum noviciorum, published at Lubek in 1475. The others are all from later time periods, mostly from Braun and Hogenberg’s _Civitates Orbis Terrarum_ (Cologne, 1572). Just look at the clothing, for starters.

    This is an important point, because the medievals would not have drawn accurate maps. They strove to draw maps that were “spiritually”, rather than geographically, true. The realization that the real world was worth studying and depicting accurately marked the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

    • September 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Right, thanks for noting. Somebody has enlingthened me on facebook too. Should have visited Earth (I mean history classes) more often back in the old days…

  2. dBc
    July 22, 2016 at 7:06 pm

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    • July 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm

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