"Roma Vetus", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Rome, Italy
Period: 1708 (published)
Publication: Atlas Historique…
Color: Hand Color
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.
A crisp impression with minor toning and a couple of tiny spots.