Pianta della città di Firenze

Author: Molini, Giuseppe
Date: 1847
Location: Florence (Italy)

Dimensions: 53.0 x 70.0 cm.
Scale: Scale not given
Call Number: G6714.F5 1847 .M6


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The mid-19th century was a time of immense change in Florence and throughout Tuscany. This map was produced at the very end of the reign of the Dukes of Tuscany over the city of Florence. The splendor of the duchy is much in evidence here -- from the huge palace and extensive gardens of the Pitti Palace in the north to the imposing fortress of the Castello San Giovan Battista at the south. It was, in part, this very splendor and extravagance that inspired the brief popular revolution in 1849 in the wake of similar uprisings in France. Although many of the streets on this map are still found in today's Florence, the modern city extends far beyond the boundaries outlined here.

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