1572 Braun & Hogenberg - Roma [old color]
Old-color 1572 bird's-eye-view of Rome by Braun and Hogenberg
George Braun & Franz Hogenberg
Cologne, c. 1572
48.3 x 34.3 cm (19 x 13.5 in)
Old hand colored
Fine old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's view of Rome, from an early edition of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum.
Striking bird's-eye plan of Rome with decorative title cartouche, showing the city as it was c. 1550. Included are various surviving features of ancient Rome: the surrounding walls, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine, and the Forum Romanum. In the left corner in the foreground can be seen the Papal Palace and the Obelisk from the circus of Caligula and Nero.
Presents two figures in the foreground, and two extensive tables of explanations.
Slight discoloration along the centerfold and around the 'M' in the title; overall excellent condition.