"Roma Vetus", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Rome, Italy
Period: 1719 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Black & White
16.9 x 13.1 inches
42.9 x 33.3 cm
This attractive copper engraving shows a bird’s eye view of the fortified city of Ancient Rome with the Tiber river flowing through its walls. The plan shows numerous buildings, churches, monuments, and theaters with a large key at bottom naming 196 different locations. North is oriented to the left. Derived from earlier works by Braun & Hogenberg and Jodocus Hondius.
Watermarked paper with several ink notations in the image and blank margins. There are centerfold separations at top (entering 1/2" into map) and bottom (confined to blank margin) that have been closed on verso with archival tape.