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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jul, 2014 2:23 am    Post subject: 30 Years War engravings - interactive online collection         Reply with quote

Our friends from Czech Rep. have put together this online collection of events and personalities of the Thirty Years War: http://www.30letavalka.eu/?lang=en
With interactive time-map and a timeline, it is a wonderful source of information for all Thirty Years War enthusiasts. Itīs far from complete and itīs focused mostly on Central Europe, but it still offers tens of contemporary portraits, city maps and vedutas, battle plans, leaflets, etc., all with reference to original location, notes, etc. Pictures are zoom-able, so you can discover all those wonderful details. And the website has EN / DE version.
Iīd give big kudos for putting this project together.
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul, 2014 6:32 am    Post subject: 30 Years War engravings - interactive online collection         Reply with quote

Just visited that site. The engravings look wonderful.
And, by the way Radovan, what's a veduta?

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength”

- Marcus Aurelius
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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Shahril, veduta is basically a picture of a cityscape (painting, print), showing the whole town, or its part. AFAIK it was popular in 16th-18th century and itīs usually very realistic, so it gives nice picture of topography of contemporary towns and their environment.
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Bruno Giordan





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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Am I wrong or it is just possible to see the prints as middle sized thumbnails? This website looks attractive but looking at just thumbs would be pretty frustrating.
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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bruno, you can see zoomed-in details by moving the mouse over the picture.
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Bruno Giordan





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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul, 2014 4:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Radovan Geist wrote:
Bruno, you can see zoomed-in details by moving the mouse over the picture.


Will try with a "standard" browser and oS, so far I tried with Chrome/ Linux and Safari/IOS.

Thank you
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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul, 2014 5:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bruno, Iīm using Firefox. I did not know it does not work on some browsers - thanks for pointing this out!
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Raman A




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul, 2014 8:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bruno Giordan wrote:
Radovan Geist wrote:
Bruno, you can see zoomed-in details by moving the mouse over the picture.


Will try with a "standard" browser and oS, so far I tried with Chrome/ Linux and Safari/IOS.

Thank you


The detail feature does not work for me in Chrome, I have to use Firefox.
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