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Naples 1815

This is a nice bird's-eye view of the city from 1815, the year the Bourbons returned to Naples after the Napoleonic Wars. In terms of map making, the perspective is advanced: a direct view from the air. Note that the western section of the city, along the sea (lower left on the map) is still relatively undeveloped, being restricted to the Royal Gardens (now the Villa Comunale) and a string of palatial residences begun by the Spanish two centuries earlier. (The first in that line of buildings may be seen in this entry.)