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Auction 156, Lot 589

"Roma Vetus", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 13.1 inches
43.9 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.


Condition: A

A crisp impression with attractive color on watermarked paper with wide margins. Minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/17/2016