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