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Nolli's Rome - an 18th century map

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louielabarbe avatar louielabarbe
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
Grand Tour of Rome
In the 1700s, the city of Rome became a hub for rich European tourists, eager to see the ruined monuments of ancient Rome. This revitalized Rome's economy, and building projects skyrocketed. This rich tourism market allowed mapmakers to create some of the earliest most detailed city maps in the history of cartography. Of note, the mapmaker Giambattista Nolli created the most detailed map of Rome that had ever existed until that point, detailing hidden alleys, the insides of churches and buildings, garden paths, and even the ruins of ancient Rome's dilapidated bridges. Using his map as the basis, this projects seeks to recreate the city through his eyes, and those of other mapmakers; notably Giovanni Battista Falda and Giuseppe Vasi. Using their work, this project will recreate the city of Rome and its surrounding countryside in 1:1 scale.

This is a revitalization of my old project: 17th Century Rome - Based on Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood & Historical Maps

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Update #3 : 02/10/2021 6:00:38 pmFeb 10th

Work continues on Vatican City; 3 gates have been completed: porta cavalleggeri, porta angelica, and porta fabrica. The actual basilica is the largest and most complicated structure I've ever tackled.. This may take me at least until the end of the year until it's 100% done, considering the interior, surrounding palace structure, and catacombs. I'm confident Vatican City will be done and ready to be published by early next year; at which time it will be available on a public server for Patrons.

03/01/2021 7:46 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Warrior
Theotmt avatar
This looks cool! The Vatican looks accurate too! Are you going to make the interior?
03/02/2021 12:48 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
louielabarbe avatar
Yes! As accurate as I can make them depending on the availability of source material. Not only St. Peter's but also all the surrounding buildings.
02/10/2021 6:03 pm
Level 45 : Master Egyptian
MrMarkie avatar
Wow, I'm excited to see where this goes!
04/07/2020 7:32 pm
Level 24 : Expert Artist
cole3050 avatar
You better keep motivated and keep us up to date lol. This would be really good for a video series, my buddy gamefruitpulp did this with his toronto build and even got on the news!
04/07/2020 4:38 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Lad
Romto_ avatar
good luck
gonna be one heck of a project
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