A Woodcut map of Cairo

by Marcus Milwright | Talking about art

How did printed maps communicate ideas to the readers of books in the sixteenth century? This talk surveys the information contained in an early map of Cairo and considers the ways in which it would have stimulated the imaginations of readers in the sixteenth century. 

Map of Cairo from Sebastian Münster, Cosmographia (Basle: Sebastian Petri, 1574). Private collection, Victoria