1843 Monaldini Case Map of Rome, Italy
Description: A fine and rare 1843 case format map of Rome, Italy by Venanzio Monaldini. This extraordinary map of Rome heavily references, with various updates and revisions, the seminal 1734 map of Rome by Giovanni Battista Nolli. Nolliís 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. Depicts the city in extraordinary detail labeling all streets, ferry crossings, bridges, parks, and historic buildings. Surrounded by plans of important buildings including the Mausoleum of Saint Constance, the Basilica of St. Paul, a layout of the Pantheon, and the floor of the Church of Saint Lorenzo. In the lower left quadrant there is a map of the vicinity of Rome. In the lower right quadrant there is a text box with a list of the 14 neighborhoods of Rome, along with the map's title and publication information. This map was designed with the traveler in mind and thus bisected and backed with linen for easy folding. Comes with original slipcase. Most likely engraved by Pietro Ruga, a prominent Rome based engraver best known for his architectural plans and views. Published from Venanzio Monaldiniís bookshop on 79 Piaza di Spagna, Rome, Italy.
Date: 1843 (undated)
References: Ceen, Allan, Roma Delineata, 1748-1870.
Cartographer: Venanzio Monaldini was a 19th century book and map publisher based in Rome, Italy. His cartographic opus consists of several plans of Rome in ancient and modern times. Most of Monaldini's work was designed with the foreign tourist in mind and was sold from his bookshop "Venanzio Monaldini Librario e Cartolaro," Piazza de Spanga no. 79, Rome, Italy. Click here for a list of rare maps from Venanzio Monaldini.
Size: Printed area measures 34 x 24.5 inches (86.36 x 62.23 centimeters)
Condition: Very good condition. Light spotting. Dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen. Original linen fragile and split in places.
Code: Rome-monaldini-1843 (to order by phone call: 646-483-0487)