Auction 162, Lot 594

"Roma Vetus", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1708 (published)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.9 x 13.2 inches
42.9 x 33.5 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.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression with minor toning and a couple of tiny spots.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 4/26/2017

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