19th Century and earlier Town Views and Plans: V - Z
Vilnius (Vilna, Wilna, Wilno): first mentioned in written sources in 1323 as the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the letters of Gediminas
1572 Braun & Hogenberg: "VILNA
LITVANIAE Metropolis," from "Civitates
orbis terrarum."
I have a reprint of the
1573 version.
1581 Braun & Hogenberg: "VILNA LITVANIAE 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 the Flemish artist, Guillebert de Lannoy, who visited Vilna in 1414. Also three DETAIL images.
From The Hebrew University: http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/east_europe/east_europe.html
1590 Braun & Hogenberg: "VILNA
LITVANIAE Metropolis," from "Civitates
orbis terrarum.
1675 Braun & Hogenberg: "VILNA
LITVANIAE 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. Also
DETAIL
image.
From www.raremaps.com
1719 Henri Chatelain: "Vue
de Wilna" 4.4 x 3.9 inches.
Also a
DETAIL image. From
www.alexandremaps.com
1720 G. Bodenehr: "WILNA oder WILDA, die Haup-Stadt in LITTHAUEN." Also three DETAIL images.
1865 Dec 9 Il Giornale Illustrato: "Vilna." Also two DETAIL images. (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 LITVANIAE
Metropolis," 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 "Cosmographia." And a
DETAIL
image.  
From the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
Vilkija (Vilki, Wilkija): mentioned in historical sources beginning 1364 as Wilkenbethe
1864 Rudolph
Erasmus Fabijanski:
"MIASTECSZO
WILKIJA NAD
NIEMNEM,"  
(Town of
Vilkija on the Nieman)
164 x 232 mm, from
"Weekly Illustrated" #
259 of Sept. 10, 1864.

From
www.antykwariat.biz
1889 Joseph
Ryszkiewicz:
"Miastecszo Wilkija,"
214 x 284 mm, from
"Weekly Illustrated" #
346 of August 17,
1889.
From
www.antykwariat.biz
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 "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