Auction 116, Lot 665

"Urbis Romae Veteris, Modernae Accurata Delineatio", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Italy, Rome

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19 inches
57.9 x 48.3 cm

This superb bird's eye view of Rome presents the city on seven hills in remarkable detail, right down to the streets, churches, houses, gardens, piazzas, bridges, and gates. A small inset plan at the bottom shows the seven hills along with the fourteen coats of arms and a key to the corresponding city divisions. The map is embellished with large figurative and architectural cartouches and several cherubs.

References:

Condition: A

Lovely original color. Some soil and chipping in bottom margin. Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/20/2006

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