The present study deals with an anonymous drawing located in the Córdoba Cathedral Archive, until now published with insufficient graphic quality, incorrectly dated and inadequately analysed. It forms part of the so-called "Vázquez Venegas" documents collection, and examination reveals its purpose and date (1752). It turns out to be the first-known map of the city of Córdoba, and as such a valuable graphic document for approaching its urban configuration and architecture. Comparison with other city drawings from the 12th century through the early 19th century permits analysis of its schematic graphical construction within a broad temporal context. The defensive wall and its doors are indicated as being next to parish churches and several convents, thus offering interesting data about transformed or lost elements of the urban landscape.
Ortega, A. J. G., & Gordo, A. G. (2010, January). La ciudad de Córdoba en su primer plano: Un dibujo esquemático de 1752. Archivo Espanol de Arte. https://doi.org/10.3989/aearte.2010.v83.i329.411