A Nolli map

As a part of the urban study we do of  Hackney Wick, we are making a site plan, but not a normal one. Giovanni Batista Nolli was an Italian surveyor and architect, who started surveying the city of Rome in 1736, and made what is today known as the “Nolli map”. Originally this map is composed of 12 copper plate engravings, and was used as the official map of Rome all the way up to the 20th century because of its accuracy. The special thing about this map, is that all private spaces are blackened out, whilst all enclosed public accessible spaces, i.e. churches, have been left “open”, as if they were cut horizontally showing columns and internal walls.

As far as I have got with my map, showing some spaces open and some blackened out

Map in 1:200

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