"Urbis Romae Veteris, Modernae Accurata Delineatio", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Italy, Rome
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Lovely original color. Some soil and chipping in bottom margin. Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.