some emergent markets


paris, mapped by Daphne Lasky
April 18, 2010, 6:18 pm
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Bretez, 1739. I love the way the streets are drawn in the Plan Turgot — the light and shadow playing across the buildings lets the streets read as powerful and dynamic. The boats gathering in the Seine are also wonderful, if perhaps a touch out-of-scale:

The key to the Turgot plan is also wonderful–after months and months of staring at maps of Jerusalem’s walls, it is so refreshing to see a map of a city that suppresses walls and highlights a river:

Stockdale, 1800. This map shows agricultural fields both inside and outside the city wall, as well as built-up areas around city gates. Next up, I think, is a closer analysis of the relationships here to see how this relates to Howard Saalman’s ideas about the radial growth of cities:

The Turgot maps can be found in greater detail here (thank you, Barry Bergdoll!), and the Stockdale map comes from the Historic Cities Collection.

and coming soon… medieval maps…

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