Auction 102, Lot 414

"Omnia Romanae cedant miracula terrae…", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Italy

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Historiarum Orientalis Quinti…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 12.2 inches
43.2 x 31 cm

A very unusual and interesting plan of ancient Rome filled with exceptional detail of the buildings, walls, roads and aqueducts. The secondary (uncolored) title cartouche includes a river god and the she-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus referring to a legend concerning the foundation of Rome.

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Condition: B

Toned along centerfold with one small wormhole.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/5/2003

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