Special places archive
The interactive Nolli map
In 1741 Giambattista Nolli published his Pianti Grande di Roma, a fabulously detailed and accurate map of Rome.
Now Jim Tice, Erik Steiner and others from the University of Oregon have created this website. Bravo!
The website’s centrepiece is the Nolli Map Engine, a zoomable and scrollable high-resolution image of the map. Other layers of information can be displayed on the map, including recent satellite imagery that reveals how much has changed (and not changed) in Rome.
The website also has a lot of other material, including a database of places and essays about the history of the map and of the city.