Auction 162, Lot 592

"Antiquae Urbis Romae Imago Accuratiss: ex Vetustis Monumentis...", Anon.

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Graevius' Thesaurus Antiquitatum Romanarum

Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 18.9 inches
57.9 x 48 cm

This superb map of ancient Rome is copied from Pirro Ligorio's famous map of 1561. Ligorio, an architect, painter and antiquarian, attempted to re-create a full picture of ancient Rome during the reign of Caesar Augustus. In this very intricate work, an extraordinary number of structures are delineated in exquisite detail. Two architectural columns at sides list 269 of these structures and sites. Ligorio's map was the model for Braun & Hogenberg's two-sheet map of this same title.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened, with light marginal soiling and a couple of small chips along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $800

Closed on 4/26/2017