Auction 116, Lot 662

"Roma", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Italy, Rome

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19 x 13 inches
48.3 x 33 cm

This great view is probably based on Comocio's plan of 1569. It shows 'modern' Rome, viewed from the west, with parts of Ancient Rome still in evidence. The city walls are prominent, including part of the original Aurelian Walls, and the more modern bastions in the foreground. The most prominent structures visible in this view are the Castell Sant' Angelo with a bridge connecting the Vatican with the east bank of the Tiber, and the Pantheon, the large domed building at the center. The Coliseum can be seen to the right of center. At bottom center is a renaissance couple flanked by two cartouches containing the keys to the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Goss (Cities) #46.

Condition: A

Faint damp stain at top, barely affecting map. Impression is slightly uneven.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/20/2006