19th Century and earlier Town Views and Plans: V - Z
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 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
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. Also
DETAIL
image.
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.
1680 map from The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt; c1720 map
from www.raremaps.com/
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 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 c1552-58
in a Latin edition. 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
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                                                                                 c1720
1883 "Планъ, Города Вильны"
(Plan, City of Vilnius). 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/