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Nolli's Rome - an 18th century map

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louielabarbe avatar louielabarbe
Level 35 : 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 #5: Return from Rome!!! : by louielabarbe 08/26/2021 10:04:19 amAug 26th, 2021

After almost 10 years of working on Rome reconstruction projects; I finally returned from Rome a couple of weeks ago. After taking over 3000 reference photos over a period of 5 days, I return to the project with a completely new appreciation for the city. Rome is an enormous city, and I didn't get to visit every site, but for those I did, I took very detailed photos which will be fleshed out in their Minecraft counterpart. Stay tuned for more updates. This week I started work on the Pantheon and Villa della Rotonda, which is where I stayed during my time in Rome.

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01/21/2022 10:02 pm
Level 48 : Master Crafter
venus_rover avatar
Insanely cool! Can't imagine how much work this is!
09/18/2021 8:32 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
AncientRomeGeek avatar
Absolutely! stunning! espically the fortress like thing Which was I think originally Hadrians Masueluem and all that and espically saint peters Bascillica Beautiful!
08/26/2021 11:19 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Professor
HeliopolisCity avatar
wonderful work ( Rome is just 2 hours by car where i live ) , i have a question im very interested wich software you use to have this amazing areal picture ?looks like google earth , im interested becase i need to view my city like in your map
08/26/2021 11:26 am
Level 35 : Artisan Architect
louielabarbe avatar
Thank you, the software is called WorldPainter. It'll only give you that view before you export it as a Minecraft map though.
08/26/2021 11:39 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Professor
HeliopolisCity avatar
thanks i have dowload it , diamond emerald and heart
03/01/2021 7:46 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
Theotmt avatar
This looks cool! The Vatican looks accurate too! Are you going to make the interior?
03/02/2021 12:48 pm
Level 35 : 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 67 : High Grandmaster Network
Nordic Studios
Nordic Studios avatar
Wow, I'm excited to see where this goes!
04/07/2020 7:32 pm
Level 28 : 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 55 : Grandmaster Lad
Romto_ avatar
good luck
gonna be one heck of a project
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