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

Stock No. 23551 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Antiquae Urbis Romae Imago Accuratiss.
Cologne, c.1588, Latin text edition. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 690 x 500mm.

£3,500

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An early 'map-view' of classical Rome on two sheets, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic atlas of town plans.

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 are named on the image, including the Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Mausoleum of Augustus and Theatre of Marcellus.

Additional information

Dimensions 500 × 690 mm
Cartographer

Date

1588

Extra Info

Antiquae Urbis Romae Imago Accuratiss.

Publication

Cologne, c.1588, Latin text edition. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 690 x 500mm.

Condition

A good example.

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