Plan of the City of Rome

Plan of the City of Rome Facsimile Edition

Italy — 1645

A bird's eye view of the Eternal City in the 16th century: 12 etched plates by the painter and copperplate engraver Antonio Tempesta showing a view of Rome from the northwest

  1. Antonio Tempesta (1555–1630) was trained in Florence by both Italian and Flemish masters

  2. Tempesta completed his famous map in 1593 at the behest of Pope Gregory XIII (1502–85)

  3. This updated edition published in 1645 was dedicated to Cardinal Camillo Pamphili (1622–66)

Plan of the City of Rome

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Plan of the City of Rome

This an aerial view of Rome from the northwest depicting the city in the late 16th century and consists of 12 etched plates that fit neatly together. It is the work of the painter and engraver Antonio Tempesta, who was trained in Florence by both Italian and Flemish masters before relocating to Rome. First printed in 1593, this updated edition was published in 1645 by Giovanni Domenico de Rossi and was dedicated to Cardinal Camillo Pamphili.

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Alternative Titles
Stadtplan von Rom
Origin
Italy
Date
1645
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Language
Artist / School
Previous Owners
Cardinal Camillo Pamphili (1622–66)

Available facsimile editions:
Plan of the City of Rome – The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) Facsimile Edition
Giovanni Domenico de Rossi – Florence, 1983
Facsimile Editions

#1 Plan of the City of Rome

Giovanni Domenico de Rossi – Florence, 1983

Publisher: Giovanni Domenico de Rossi – Florence, 1983
Commentary: 1 volume
Language: Italian
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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