Town Views and Plans: Riga
Great article on the history of town views, from Loeb-Larocque
Settled by the Livs, an ancient Finnic tribe, as early as the 2nd century, Riga began to develop as a center of Viking trade during the early Middle Ages.
The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia testifies to Riga having long been a trading center by the 12th century,
1650 Johann Christoph Brotze: "Prospect
der Stadt Riga ums. Jahr 1650."
1581 Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg: "Riga,
Percommode ad Duna Amnem Sita, Emporium Celebre,
et Livoniae Metropolis,” Köln, in three versions from the
first Latin edition of "Civitates Orbis Terrarum."
First view
from The Hebrew University: http://historic-cities.huji.ac.
il/east_europe/ east_ europe.html; second and third from www.
raremaps.com
1697 Samuel von Pufendorf (artist) -  
Christoph Riegel
(publisher): "Delineatio
Regiae Urbis Rigae..." Depicts the 1656
Russian Siege of Riga in the Russo-
Swedish War.
From The Hebrew Univ.:
http://historic-cities
1638 Matthaus Merian:
"Riga," in his first edition of
this town view, 21 x 26cm
(8.2 x 10.1 inches.
From
www.sanderusmaps.com
1863 "Riga," 15.5 x 11 cm steel
engraving from Bibliograph.
Institut in Hidlburghausen.
From
www.antique-prints.de
1878 "Riga, Vue Du Fleuve," 19 x 13
cm hand-colored wood engraving
drawn by J. Koerner.
From
www.antique-prints.de
1694 Frederick de Wit:
"RIGA,"  
from his re-
issue of Jansson's
1657 "Townbooks."
From alteagallery.com
Braun & Hogenberg -- Two views on one sheet: "Die Furstliche
Hauptt Statt Konigssbergk in Preussen," and "Riga, die Hauptt
Statt in Lifflantt," Cologne, 14.1 x 16 inches / 35.8 x 40.6 cm.
c. 17th century "RIGA." From
https://www.monika-schmidt.com/
index_e.htm
1650 Matthaus Merian: "RIGA." Frankfurt, 10.5 x 9.5
inches, in two versions.
Both from www.raremaps.com
c. 1720 Gabriel Boden-
ehr: "Die Stadt RIGA mitt
Ihren Vorstaetten pro-
jectirten Neuen Wer-
chen," Augsburg, 6.3 x
7.9 inches, from his atlas
"Le Gloire et la Force de
l'Europe."
From
www.swaen.com
1843 Anon. "ПЛАНБ
ГОРОДА РИГА"
(Plan,
City of Riga)
, 15.75 x
16.125 inches.
From www.
alexandremaps.com
1753 David Weege: "Fort
de Dunamund"
(Fort
Daugavgriva)
,  Amster-
dam, 6.3 x 4.3 inch cop-
perplate, from "Kleyne en
Beknopte Atlas, of Tooneel
des Oorlogs in Europa."
From theprintscollector
1660 Jan Jansson: "RIGA,"
Amsterdam, 20.5 x 15.5
inches, from a publication
by Gregorio Leti.
From
www.raremaps.com
1499 "Riga." From
www.behindwalls.sk
1847 (Anon.)  "'Riga, from an original
painting," 5.5 x 9 inches, from "The
Illustrated London News."
From
antiquaprintgallery.com
c. 1578  Sebastian Munster:
"Die Statt Riga," Basle,
from a German edition of
his "Cosmographia."
From
angelikamapwoman  
1701 ("Map over the Duna,
and the glorious descent of
Charles XII and the Victory
against the Saxons July 9,
1701")
 Also, an 18th cent.
Swedish painting:
"Övergången av Düna,"
1701
Map from cesgia on eBay;
painting from wikimedia
c. 1760  Friedrich Bernhard Werner
(mapmaker)
- Georg Balthasar Probst
(publisher)
: "Riga, metropolis Livoniæ,"
Augsburg, 45 x 15.5 inches. State 4 (of 4)
and the only one printed from the 3rd
plate.  The view differs from the first three
states in many details and can be
identified, among others, after two coats of
arms in the upper right corner.
From
www.raremaps.com
c. 1729 Friedrich Bernhard Werner (artist)
-  Jeremias Wolff
(engraver) - Johann
Friedrich Probst
(publisher): "RIGA
METROPOLIS LIVONIÆ," Augsburg, 11.8 x
41.9 inches. / 30.0 x 106.5 cm. See the
later c1760 version.
From www.swaen.com  
1552 Sebastian Münster:
"Riga," Basle, 6.2 x 3.9
inches, from "La Cosmo-
graphie Universelle,"
published in nearly 30
editions in six languages
1544 - 1578; revised and
reissued by Sebastian
Petri 1588 -1628.
From
www.oldworldauctions.com
c. 1720 Friedrich Bernhard Werner
(artist) - Jeremias Wolff (engraver) -
Johann Friedrich Probst
(publisher): "RIGA
METROPOLIS LIVONIÆ," Augsburg, 12 x
42 inches, in the first state.
From
www.raremaps.com
1581: www.raremaps.com
1618: www.swaen.com
c. 1560 Sebastian
Munster: "Riga,"
Basle.
From
www.raremaps.com
c. 1700 Johann Stridbeck (engraver/
publisher)
: "Riga," Augsburg, 7.5 x 6
inches.
From www.raremaps.com
c. 1618 Petrus Bertius:
"Riga," Amsterdam, 7.9
x 6 inches.
From
www.raremaps.com
c. 1657 Jan Jansson:
"RIGA,"
From the National
Library of Russia:
http://leb.nlr.ru/collections  
1609 Georg Keller
(engraver): "Riga die
Haupt Statt in Liefflandt
..," Frankfurt, 9 x 7.3
inches .
From
www.raremaps.com
c. 1595 Abraham
Saur
(author): "Riga,"
Frankfurt, 5.9 x 7.5
inches .
From
www.raremaps.com
c. 1710 Pierre Alexander Aveline: "Profil
de la ville de Riga, Capitale de la province
de Livonie..," Paris, 12 x 9 inches.
From  
www.raremaps.com
c. 1600 Jodocus Hondius
the Elder, or Bertius
(mapmaker/engraver)
:
"Riga."
From www.raremaps.com
1912 Министерство Торговли и
Промышленности
(The Ministry of Trade
and Industry)
:"План, Рижский порт"
(Plan, Port of Riga). From books_eldorado  on
eBay
1944 "STADT-PLAN
RIGA - OSTBLATT
(Eastern region), at
1:12 500. From
www.mapywig.org
1906 F.A. Brockhaus (mapmaker) - N.
Kymmel (publisher):
"Plan der STADT
RIGA und deren Umgebung," Riga, with
an inset map of the "Old Town" part of
Riga.
From National Library of Estonia:
www.digar.ee