During the last quarter of 2008, German art publisher/dynamo Taschen finally published a long-awaited, gorgeous reprint of the 1572 Civitates orbis terrarum (that’s the Braun/Hogenberg atlas to the rest of us). Authored by Stephan Füssel, with commentary by contemporary architect Rem Koolhas, this document of sixteenth-century cityscapes will captivate anyone who wished the 2006 Atlas Maior reprint featured urban zoom-in capabilities.
Link to Atlas Page at Taschen
Braun/Hogenberg, Cities of the World. Füssel, Prof. Dr. Stephan (ed.). Koolhaas, Rem (contributor). Historisches Museum Frankfurt. Taschen, 2008.