"Mappa topografica della città di Napoli e de' suoi contorni" (Duca di Noja 1775)  

Giovanni Carafa, Duca di Noja, "Mappa topografica della città di Napoli e de' suoi contorni", 1775 (detail)

The closest to modern maps is the plan of the Duca di Noja, surveyed with the greatest technical effort, which completely dispenses with axonometry and any form of elevation. Instead, it shows the city and surrounding area in an orthogonal projection that extends to the ground plans of individual buildings. The ambition of this plan is manifest already in its sheer size of over five meters in width.

1775
2380 x 5010 mm
35 plates
author: Giovanni Carafa, Duca di Noja
engraver: Giuseppe Aloja, Gaetano Cacace, Pietro Campana, Francesco Lamarra
48550; 25400 pixel
markup: Grit Heidemann, Martin Raspe

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