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01-12-2009, 12:21 PM
Anyone seen this in person?

Braun and Hogenberg's Cities of the World: Complete Edition of the Colour Plates of 1572-1617


It looks quite sweet from the "look inside" preview, but the price is steep...

-Rob A>

01-12-2009, 12:53 PM
I'll put it on my wishlist. Looks like a really useful reference.

01-12-2009, 03:38 PM
Looks fab....but the price....the price!!!

01-12-2009, 05:12 PM
I'll be checking for this next time I'm at Barnes and Noble or Borders (both about 10 minutes up the road). I've been thinking about trying that style out and this looks perfect.

01-12-2009, 07:15 PM
GAH! Is that in DOLLARS or PENNIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steel General
01-12-2009, 08:28 PM
I was to afraid to look at the price...

01-12-2009, 08:30 PM
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Cities-of-the-Renaissance-World/Michael-Swift/e/9780785823803/?itm=1 is part of that one in a slightly smaller and much less expensive form. I looked at it the other day and almost bought it but decided that I didn't need one more thing on my list of stuff I'll never get around to using. Especially after my wife got me http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?EAN=9781426203329 and a copy of Astronomica. Too many giant books, not enough bookcase space.

01-12-2009, 10:30 PM
I ran out of space about 5 years ago, now I have like 4 stacks on the floor...I guess I should buy some more bookshelf units but they'd have to go in the basement that leaks.

01-12-2009, 10:34 PM
I bought that book (Waldonates version) at Costco the other day. It is the most beautiful collection of ancient maps i have come across so far and cherish it. It gave me some really interesting ideas on city layout in the medieval era.

Best purchase of 2008.