Vue Generale de Turin.

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Article ID EUI4871


Vue Generale de Turin.


Bird's eye view of the city of Turin in the Piedmont region of northern Italy.


ca. 1880



Historical Description

The name of the town comes from tau, a Celtic word meaning "mountains". In the first century B.C. (probably in 28 B.C.) the Romans built a military camp here (Castra Taurinorum), which was later dedicated to the Emperor Augustus (Augusta Taurinorum). After the fall of the Roman Empire, the city was conquered first by the Lombards, then by the Franks, and ruled by bishops. At the end of the 13th century the Dukes of Savoy took the city. Emanuel Philibert made Turin the capital of the Duchy of Savoy in 1563. The unification of Italy in 1861 made Turin the Italian capital. King Victor Emmanuel II ruled from here, and 14 different castles bear witness to its stately past. However, being the capital was a status that the city had to pass on to Florence just four years later. The opening of the Mont-Cenis railroad tunnel in 1871 made Turin an important transportation hub.

Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)25 x 35 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueWood engraving


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