Technically, there are probably some types of cities left out of artist Benjamin Sack's A Single Note. But the thing's 4 foot in diameter and done in impeccable, tiny detail and spans all sorts of history. Amazing.

On his tumblr, Sack attributes his work to "patience and a debilitating love for history and architecture," which seems about right. A Single Note spans both time and space to capture the very idea of a "city," and throws in a few recognizable landmarks for good measure. Here are few a close ups:

And below is the full work, along with a great time lapse video of its creation. Seriously, the video is mesmerizing. You can see more of Sack's work on his tumblr and buy prints on his website.

via This Is Colossal