Auction 129, Lot 687

"Plan de la Ville de Rome", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 9 inches
30 x 22.9 cm

This bird's-eye plan of Rome provides a fine view of the city, its expansive walls and the surrounding countryside. The Vatican with St. Peters and its beautiful gardens is visible at lower left, and the famous aqueducts are depicted below the cartouche. A compass rose orients the chart with north to the left and two extensive keys identify the important sites.


Condition: A

A few minor spots in the blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/23/2009