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Item ID Number: 8774

Map Number 8774 
Cartographer Giambattista Nolli 
Title Alla Santita Di Nostro Signore Papa Benedetto XIV La Nuova Topografia Di Roma 
Date c.1748 
Place of Publication Rome 
Image Size (mm) 2120 x 1730 
Image Size (Inches) 83.46 x 68.11 
Coloring Black & White 
Condition A fine, attractive and wide margin copy with superb impression; Mounted on contemporary linen. 
Notes A monumental plan of Rome, dedicated to Pope Benedetto XIV. Engraved by Rocco Pozzi, Pietro Campana E Carlo Nolli, while the cartouche is by the painter Stefano Pozzi. Giambattista Nolli Lived in Rome and was a surveyor and architect who devoted his life to recording the architectural and urban foundations of the city. The result of his records was "La Pianta Grande di Roma" which is one of the most revealing and artistic plans ever. The map depicts the city of Rome in great detail and shows nearly 2000 culturally significant sites. The map is noted for its precise architectural scale. This is the first accurate map of Rome. 
References FRUTAZ , plates 396-420 , Milard p 234  
Price (US$) 35000  
Short Description Maps City Maps; Maps Europe Italy Rome; Maps Wall Maps;  

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