1572 Braun & Hogenberg - Roma [old color]

Old-color 1572 bird's-eye-view of Rome by Braun and Hogenberg

Title:

Roma

Map maker:

George Braun & Franz Hogenberg

Place and Year:

Cologne, c. 1572

Dimensions:

48.3 x 34.3 cm (19 x 13.5 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Old hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

2,200.00
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DETAILS

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.

CONDITION NOTES

Slight discoloration along the centerfold and around the 'M' in the title; overall excellent condition.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00010

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