Town Views and Plans: Vilnius
Vilnius (Vilna, Wilna, Wilno): first mentioned in written sources in 1323 in the letters of Gediminas as the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
1572 Braun &
Hogenberg: "VILNA
LITVANIÆ Metropolis,"
from "Civitates orbis
terrarum."
From The
Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of
Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt/
1581 Braun & Hogenberg: "VILNA LITVANIÆ
Metropolis," from first Latin edition of Volume III, plate
59, of "Civitates orbis terrarum," 14.2 x 19.4 inches,
drawn 1576, possibly based on an image by Guillebert
de Lannoy, who visited Vilna in 1414.
1590 Braun & Hogenberg: "VILNA
LITVANIÆ Metropolis," from "Civitates
orbis terrarum.
1675 Braun & Hogenberg: "VILNA LITVANIÆ Metropolis," in a
version with minor updating of previous versions by F. de Wit,
Amsterdam. Also three
DETAIL images From
www.alexandremaps.com
1710 Henri Chatelain: "Carte Des Trois
Ordres; Vue de Wilna." 18 x 14 inches.
From www.raremaps.com
Gabriel Bodenehr the Elder: "WILNA oder WILDA, die Haup-Stadt in LITTHAUEN,"
Augsburg, 9.5 x 6.5 inches. The 1720 version is from his "Force d'Europe." Includes a
brief description of the city and a key locating 28 major places within the town walls.
1865 Dec 9 Il Giornale Illustrato: "Vilna." (AK)
1868 P.N. Batiushkov: "Obshchii vid
Zamkovoi gory I chasti g. Vil’ny"
(General
View of Castle Hill and Port of Vilna)
From
www.digitalgallery.nypl.org
1868 P.N. Batiushkov: "Vid goroda Vil’
ny."
(View of Vilna city.) From "Pamiatniki
stariny v zapadnykh guberniakh
imperii."
From www.digitalgallery.nypl.org
1840 Barthelemy Lauvergne (painter):
"Vue de Vilna." Lithograph, 11 x 16.4
inches.
From www.alexandremaps.com
Great article on the history of town views, from Loeb-Larocque
14th century Vilnius.
From A. Bumblauskas:
"Senosios Lietuvos istorija,
1009 - 1795"
1600 Vilnius panorama. From Tomasz
Makowski's "Vilniaus architektūra."
1880 "View of Vilno." Drawn by Baudouin,
engraved by Sargent. A wood engraving
with added watercolor in a later version
than the print on the left.
From
www.french-engravings.com
1837, 30 Sept. Friend of the People:  "View
of the City of Wilno," 109 x 154 mm.
From
www.antykwariat.biz
1576 Braun & Hogenberg:
"VILNA LITVANIÆ Metro-
polis," from "Civitates orbis
terrarum."
From The Hebrew
University: http:// historic-cities.
huji.ac.il/east_
europe/east_europe.html
1552 Sebastian Munster: "De
Polonia. De quibufdam
Lithuaniae..," from "Cosmo-
graphia Universalis,"
published c. 1552-58 in a Latin
edition. And a
DETAIL image.
From the Biblioteca Nacional de
Portugal
1875 "WILNO, Benedyktynki" (Church of
St. Catherine and the Benedictine
monastery, Vilnius) The church was
founded 1622 by Jan Karol Chodkiewicz. It
burned down during the war 1655, and
was rebuilt 1741-1743.
1878 "Vilno Vue," 18.5 x 12.4 cm, drawn
by Baudouin, engraved by Sargent. A
wood engraving with added watercolor
.
From www.antique-prints.de
1530 Vilnius Castle
Complex
1859 [dated] "MIASTA WILNA" (Vilnius
town plan).
From www.vilnius.skynet.lt
1881 F. Kasprzykiewicz: "Plan Miasta
Wilna," 32 x 28 cm.
From Bibliotheque
nationale de France: www.gallica.bnf.fr
1830 "Вильно" (Vilno) fortress. From
karty.by
1660  Jan Jansson II: "VILNA LITVANIÆ
Metropolis," from "Theatrum urbium" -- a
re-issue/expansion of Braun & Hogenberg's
"Civitates" series,
From the National Library of
Russia: http://leb.nlr.ru/collections
1804 Konstanty Tyzenhauz: "Vue de la
Montegna du Chateau à Vilna,"  
watercolor.
From polona.pl
1719 Henri Chatelain:
"Vue de Wilna" 4.4 x
3.9 inches.
From
www.alexandremaps.com
1680
The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian
Academy of Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt
1883 "Планъ, Города Вильны"
(Plan, City of Vilnius). From The
Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian
Academy of Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt/
c. 1720
www.raremaps.com
1881  [dated] A.H. Kirkora: "Plan Miasta
Wilna, 1881 r," Second Edition.
From The
Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences:
elibrary.mab.lt
1890 Флавиан Николаевич
Добрянский
(Flavian Nikolaevich
Dobryansky)
: "Путеводитель по
Вильне и ея окрестностям: с
планом города Вильны"
(Guide
to Vilna and its surroundings: with
the plan of the city of Vilna).
The
2nd, corrected, edition.
From The
Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian
Academy of Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt/
1648 Frydrichas Gedkantas
(
Fryderyk Getkant) (Polish-
Lithuanian Commonwealth
military engineer/carto-
grapher: "Vilniaus gynybinės
sienos planas 1648 m."
(Vilnius Defensive Plan).  
Created in response to an
imminent Russian invasion.
He organized the reconstruc-
tion of defense sites not only
for Vilnius, but for  Lukiškės,
Kaunas , Tauragė and Virbalis.
From Lietuvos TSR istorijos ir
kultūros paminklų sąvadas, via
wikipedia
1892 "Планъ части
предмъстья города
Вильны. Лукишки."
(Plan
of the forerunner part of the
city of Vilna. Lukishki. Lith.:
Lukiškės.)
From The
Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences:
elibrary.mab.lt/
1868-85 P.N. Batiushkov:  
"
(Ruins of palace and castle
of Grand Dukes of Lithuania
in Vilna
)," St. Petersburg.
From NYPL Digital Collection:
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org
1893 Spamer: "Wilna," woodblock print, 9
x 14 cm.
From www.antiquariat-norbert-haas.de
1639 [dated 1628] Giacomo Lauro
(engraver/publisher)
: "VILNA LITHVANIÆ
METROPOLIS," Rome, 6.1 x 9.4 inches /
15.5 x 24.0 cm., from the first edition of
"Heroico Splendore delle Città del Mondo,"
published two years after Lauro's death.
From www.swaen.com
1808 Juozapas Peška
(artist): "Vilniaus
Didžioji gatvė su Šv.
Kazimiero bažnyčia"

(Vilnius Great Street with
St. Church of Casimir).
From   Lietuvos dailės
muziejus
1808 Juozapas Peška
(artist): "Vilniaus vaizdas
nuo Uzupio i Misionieriu
vienuolyna."
From   
Lietuvos dailės muziejus
Hebrew University:
http://historic-
cities.huji.ac.il/
www.davidrumsey.com
c. 1880 "Vilna," 17.5 x 23.5 cm.
From www.asommer.de
1890 [dated] "Plan miasta Wilna i jego
okolic"
(Plan of the city of Vilnius and its
surroundings)
, Warsaw. "Censored in Kiev,
July 16, 1889."
From Martynas Mažvydas
National Library of Lithuania: https://www.lnb.lt/
1904 ("Plan, City of Vilne")
1909 "Плань города Вильны
1909 г.
(Plan of the city of Vilna,
1909),
as a manuscript map.
From  www.elibrary.mab.lt
1916 "Plan miasta Wilna." From
The Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences:
elibrary.mab.lt/
1917: "PLAN der STADT WILNA, 1: 5
000
." From www.mapywig.org
1921 Jozefa Zawadzkiego: "Plan
miasta WILNA," at 1:12 500.
From www.karty.by
1921 "Mapa Okolic Wilna" (Wilna District Map) -- a
manuscript map from Dr.  Władysław Zahorski's "Legendy i
Podania Wileńskie"
(Legends and Applications of Vilnius).
Zahorski was a Vilnius physician and author of tourist
guides and numerous historical works. His book continues to
be reprinted and updated.
From The Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt
1921 Władysław Zahorski (mapmaker, Vilnius historian):
"Przewodnik po Wilnie"
(Guide to Vilnius). From The Wroblewski
Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt
1930 Erskowa (publisher):
"PLAN MIASTA WILNA."
Compare with the 1921
version above.
From Bibliotheque
nationale de France:: www.gallica.bnf.fr  
1935 W. Jamiotkowski (mapmaker):
"WILNO" at
1: 12 500. From www.karty.by
1936 [dated] Józef Zawadzki
(publisher): "Plan miasta WILNA
Wydanie Nowe Poprawione..."
(Vilnius city plan, new edition).
From www.raremaps.com
1939 "VILNIAUS PLANAS." A
Spindulys creation based on the
1936 Zawadzki plan?
From THE
WROBLEWSKI LIBRARY OF THE
LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES:
http://www.mab.lt
1939 "Verkehrsplan WILNA"
(Communications Plan, Vilnius), at 1:15
000
, with a street key, and overprint-
ed red symbols for  post offices, military
barracks, military HQs, hospitals,
schools and slaughterhouses (?), in a
map prepared by the German war office
in July, just before the invasion of
Poland.
From The Library of Congress via
www.mapywig.org
1940 Reichsamt für Landesaufnahme:
"Stadt-plan Wilna und Umge- bung,"
Berlin. Notice the added handwritten red
pencil writing in Cyrillic -- a captured
map?
From www.Elibrary.mab.lt
August 1943  Geographical
Section, Polish General Staff

(mapmaker)
- "WILNO - PLAN
MIASTA," at
1: 15 000, without a
street index, from the first edition
of "Town Plans of Poland," photo-
lithographed by the War Office.
From the Geography - Geology Map
Library, Kansas Univ., image courtesy of
http://www.mapywig.org/   
 
1942 [dated] German Building
Office
(mapmakers): "PLAN DER
STADT WILNA,
STADTVERWALTUNG WILNA,
BAUAMT 1942 VILNIAUS
MIESTO PLANAS," Vilnius, 98.5
x 66.5 cm, depicting the city
under German occupation,
June 1941 - July 1944.
From
Antiquariat Daša Pahor GbR:
www.pahor.de
1916, January: (Head, Survey-
ing Dept., City Building Office, in
behalf of the German Lord Mayor)
:  
"Plan der Stadt Wilna," Vilnius.
From www.kolekcijos.biblioteka.vu.lt.
NEW January 17