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Auction 179, Lot 646

"Urbis Romae Veteris ac Modernae Accurata Delineatio", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.9 x 19.1 inches
58.2 x 48.5 cm
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This bird's eye view of Rome presents the city on seven hills in remarkable detail, right down to the streets, churches, houses, gardens, piazzas, bridges and gates. A small inset plan at the bottom shows the seven hills along with the fourteen coats of arms and a key to the corresponding city divisions. The map is embellished with large figurative and architectural cartouches and several cherubs.


Condition: B+

Contemporary color that has been partially refreshed, with minor soiling and 2 archivally repaired tears that enter 2.5" and 3.5" into image at bottom center.

Estimate: $800 - $950


Closed on 9/16/2020