Auction 123, Lot 627

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

Subject: Italy

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.3 inches
58.4 x 49 cm

This 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: C+

The map has some damage and loss into the map with some loss at lower left with worm tracks into bottom distance scales and a repaired tear in the coat of arms. The map would benefit from some professional repairs, but could be framed as is.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/20/2008

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