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Chatelain's Map of Ancient Rome

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Chatelain's Map of Ancient Rome

Date of publication:

  • 1720
  • Place of publication:


  • black and white
  • Plan Des Antiquitez De Rome, Représentées Et Distinguées Suivant La Situation De Chacun De Ses Anciens Monuments / Roma Vetus

    This map of Rome is an early modern conception of the city in its ancient form, derived from Ambrogio Brambilla’s 1582 map and published in Chatelain’s encyclopaedic ‘Atlas Historique’. Read more

    Chatelain's imaginative reconstruction ignores the private or domestic aspect of Rome to focus entirely on the principal public buildings and monuments. 152 of these are numbered and identified in the legend in the bottom right section of the map.

    Condition & Materials 

    Copper engraving, 34 x 44 cm, black and white, trivial toning at centrefold, blank verso.

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