Photo: Civitates Orbis Terrarum
Remember life before GPS? Instead of to-the-minute maps and turn-by-turn directions to the tune of an Australian woman’s voice, we relied on compasses and hand drawn maps.Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg compiled Civitates Orbis Terrarum, a book of bird’s eye view maps from the 16th century.
Take a look at how the Google Maps of the 1500’s compares to today’s version, in some of the world’s biggest cities.
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