Auction 134, Lot 567

"Urbis Veteris Romae Delineatio Accuratissima, hac facie suit, Septimio Severo",

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1743 (published)

Publication: Antiquitatum Romanarum…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.4 x 13.6 inches
46.7 x 34.5 cm

This spectacular plan shows Rome during the reign of Septimius Severo, Emperor from 193 to 211. The magnificent architecture of the city is shown pictorially. The map was drawn by Jacob Toornvliet, engraved by Pierre Philippe and published in Johannis Rosini's history of ancient Rome.

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Condition: B+

The margins have been professionally extended to better accommodate framing and a 1.5" tear just left of the centerfold at bottom has been neatly repaired.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/1/2010

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