Published in 1870 and entitled “Milan as it is nowadays“, this map was on sale in the shop of the cartographer Luigi Ronchi, at number 4 of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Very detailed and divided into districts, identified with different colors, it shows a list of the streets on the left and, on the right, the main “establishments” and their location. Among these are administrative buildings, archives, libraries, emporiums, schools and colleges, theaters, and barracks. There is also a short text that explains the functioning of the Gates and their relationship with the payment of duties.
Some buildings are represented through their elevation with great details, while the buildings for worship are represented in plan and highlighted in red.
The Ronchi map was a useful document for those visiting Milan on business and needing practical information. It shows a modern and organized city whose urban structure is still visible today through the architectural and urban elements represented here.
Number of pieces: 540
Dimensions: 35 x 50 cm
Box dimensions: 8 x 8 x 28cm