Monday, July 30, 2007

Riga, Latvia - four maps

Inhabited by early Baltic tribes; settled by German merchants in 1158; Bishop Albert I of Livonia & Crusaders made it center of Livonian Brothers of the Sword; joined Hanseatic League 1282; later ruled by Sweden, Poland & Russia

1550, Sebastian Munster, Cosmographei DCCCCXXXI

1581, Braun and Hogenberg, Civitates..., map III-43

1697, Adam Perelle's map

1899, Riga plan, Brockhaus-Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary

(via HUJI)


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