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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room's decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

An extraordinary 1864 case map of Rome by Augusto Fornari. Focuses on the old walled city of Rome and includes the Vatican, the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and various other historic buildings, plazas, bridges, parks, and streets. The upper left quadrant features an engraved view of the Basilica of St. Peter and another of Romulus and Remus, mythical founders of Rome, suckling at the teats of a she wolf. Upper right quadrant features armorial symbols for each of Rome's 14 districts. Lower right quadrant offers a plan of the region surrounding Rome. Surrounded on both the right and left with an alphabetical index of Rome's important plazas, streets, public places, palaces, fountains, seminaries, and churches. This map heavily references, with various updates and revisions, the seminal 1734 map of Rome by Giovanni Battista Nolli. Nolli's map was the first modern map of Rome and basis of almost all subsequent maps of Rome until approximately 1870, when Rome became the capitol of Italy and more modern plans were issued. Designed with the traveler in mind and thus bisected and backed with linen for easy folding. Comes with original slipcase made of orange marbled paper. Slipcase bears the stamp, "Souvenir de Rome, 47 Rue S. Chiara". This map was originally owned by W. T. Davis, whose name appears on the verso along with the date, "Rome 16th March 1867.

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