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[A two-sheet 16th century plan of Ancient Rome after Ligorio]

image of Antiquæ Urbis Romæ Imago Accuratiss. show larger image

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.
Antiquæ Urbis Romæ Imago Accuratiss. Cologne, c.1588, Latin text edition. Two sheets conjoined, Old colour. Total 690 x 500mm.
Early 'map-view' of classical Rome on two sheets, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic atlas of townplans. It was compiled from a detailed archaeological survey by Pirro Ligorio (c.1510-83), a scholar of the ancient monuments in Rome, using his illustrations for the reconstructions of the buildings. The massive 269-point key underneath the plan lists the monuments shown, but many of the important buildings named on the image, including the Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Mausoleum of Augustus and Theatre of Marcellus.
[Ref: 17912]    £2,800.00 ($3,393 • €3,055 rates)

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