Early plan of Cremona
By CAMPI, Antonio, 1583
Hanc Urbis Cremona. Speciem Antonius Campus Pictor et Eques Cremonen.
- Author: CAMPI, Antonio
- Publication place: Cremona
- Publisher: David de Laude
- Publication date: 1583.
- Physical description: Engraved map on three sheets joined.
- Dimensions: 475 by 875mm. (18.75 by 34.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 16383
The plan represents the urban centre during a period of economic prosperity: The Treaty of Noyon, signed in 1513, assigned Cremona to Spain and the new rulers had implemented their control by 1524. During the period of Spanish rule, the city underwent general building improvements and expansion. Campi’s plan clearly shows an intricate network of roads lined with buildings, important constructions set in their own squares, and the city walls, a key defensive feature for a city located between the Duchies of Milan and Venice.