Auction 127, Lot 655

"Nouveau Plan de la Ville de Rome Tire par Ordre du Pape par Matteo Gregoria de Romans Tres Utile pour les Voiageurs", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Italy, Rome

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
41.9 x 33 cm

This amazing map of Rome illustrates numerous important buildings located within the fortified city. The extensive table along the lower half keys specific "tourist" sights, residences, important buildings, etc. Two insets handsomely presented as unfurled scrolls show the elevation of the most important buildings including Palais du Pape, Palais de St. Pierre, Ste. Marie and several other churches. Plus a third inset is a map "Carte des Environs de Rome" and at upper right a table lists the churches of Rome. This handsome city plan is displayed in a partial birds-eye view perspective giving it a somewhat three dimensional feel.

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Condition: A+

Beautiful, mint example.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/25/2009

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