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All Harbour Cities at Chronoscope World | mprove design 2021

Cities at the water front define themselves by their ports with international trades over the course of centuries. Old maps can provide deep insights how the harbours have developed from the sailing era to modern container logisitics. Of course, the collection on this page is neither exhaustive nor representative –– it features only the cities with maps in the Chronoscope World.

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A special section on Hamburg

Bonus: Suez Canal Panama Canal

Extra: Charles Minard

Italy🇮🇹

Venice (4) Kriegsschiff im Golf von Venedig 1715

Genoa (3)

France🇫🇷

Nice (4)

Marseille (2)

Spain🇪🇸

Barcelona (3)

Portugal🇵🇹

Lisbon (2)

Ireland🇮🇪

Dublin 1853

United Kingdom🇬🇧

Bristol (2)

Liverpool 1900

Edinburgh (2)

London (8)

Belgium🇧🇪

Bruges / Brügge 1588

Antwerp (4)

Ghent (4)

Netherlands🇳🇱

Rotterdam (8)

Amsterdam (8)

Germany🇩🇪

Bremen (2)

A Special Section on Hamburg

Others can explain the history of Hamburgs harbour better than me. But the use of maps for each phase seems to be unique to tell the story:
First phase of Hambug’s harbour:
Alster 1050 – at the Alster next to the Neue Burg ; today the Nikolai-Fleet

Second phase

1590 Kehrwieder and Brook’s Island; today this is the Binnenhafen
1651 Meanwhile the new fortification has doubled the size of Hamburg
Third phase
1839 The fortification is no longer necessary and the harbour gets new docks South of Kehrwieder; today Sandthorhafen
1884 The former districts of Kehrwieder, Brook and Wandrahm are demolished to build the new store house area, the Speicherstadt
1891 The new Speicherstadt.
Forth phase
The harbour expands to the East and jumps to the other side of the Norder-Elbe
1900 More store houses are needed at Moldau-Hafen, Segelschiff-Hafen and Hansa-Hafen
1909 More docks and store houses at Kuhwärder Hafen and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Hafen
1922
1930
Fifth phase
today: 4 container terminals
urban transformation: Grasbrock competition

>> Chronoscope Hamburg

Kiel (3) Hafen 1848 Kieler Föhrde 1881

Lübeck (3) Lübecker Bucht 1881

Wismar 1700

Stralsund (3)

Poland🇵🇱

Stettin (2)

Vogelschau 1720

Danzig 1783

Kaliningrad: Königsberg 1763

Latvia🇱🇻

Riga 1650

Russia🇷🇺

St. Petersburg (3)

Schweden🇸🇪

Stockholm (2)

Denmark🇩🇰

Copenhagen (4) 1849 1858

Elsinore (2)

Aarhus (4) 1899-N 1899-S

Ukraine/Crimea🇺🇦🇷🇺

Sevastopol 1855

Africa

Tunesia🇹🇳

Tunis (3)

Egypt🇪🇬

Suez Canal in Egypt from Suez to Port Saïd

/cf. Panama Canal

South Africa🇿🇦

Cape Town 1850

Asia

Turkey🇹🇷

Byzanz (2) Konstantinopel (3)

Izmir 1883

China🇨🇳

Shanghai 1916

Japan🇯🇵

Nagasaki (3)

Hiroshima (2)

Australia

Sydney

America

USA🇺🇸

Seattle (2)

San Francisco (4)

Los Angeles: Port of Long Beach (stop time pendulum with space bar)

Boston (2)

New Amsterdam (2) New York (4)

Panama🇵🇦

Panama Canal from Pacifc Ocean to Carabean Atlantic Ocean

/cf. Suez Canal

Cuba🇨🇺

Havanna 1739

Colombia🇨🇴

Cartagena (2)

Peru🇵🇪

Lima 1719 Lima 1872

Brazil🇧🇷

Rio de Janeiro (4)

Uruguay🇺🇾

Montevideo (3)

Argentinia🇦🇷

Buenos Aires (2)

Charles MinardCharles Minard

Charles-Joseph Minard 1781-1870
/image via Charles Joseph Minard and the Art of Infographics

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