Auction 159, Lot 563

Gorgeous, Large-Scale Map of Rome

"Pianta della Citta di Roma con la Indicazione di Tutte le Antichita e Nuovi Abbellimenti", Monaldini, Venanzio

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1827 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
44 x 29.4 inches
111.8 x 74.7 cm

This large-scale map covers the city of Rome with detail down to individual buildings and the street pattern. Highly decorative, the map is flanked along the left and right borders by 16 vignettes depicting St. Peters Basilica, Pantheon, Colliseum and Forum to name a few. An index with an attractive scroll border lists numerous important buildings and is keyed to the map, while a large monolith at bottom contains three distance scales. Engraved by Pietra Ruga and published by Monaldini for French and English tourists. Dissected into 32 panels and backed with original linen. Folds into stiff tan paper slipcase measuring 6 x 7.5".

References:

Condition: B+

A bright, crisp example with minor soiling and a bit of light staining along the folds. Slipcase is moderately worn with light staining.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 9/14/2016

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