Patterns in spanish urban mapping: a historical analysis–
In the case of Spanish cartography it is possible to distinguish between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries four distinct traditions:
- the views of cities,
- urban military topography,
- urban cadastral surveying and
- town planning maps.
The different types of urban maps formed in such large historical sequence only become fully understandable by considering their own tradition. The main aim of this symposium is to study the genesis of these models or patterns of urban mapping, to describe its essential features and analyze their mutual influences.