1849 Map of the Catacombs of Callixtus or Cemetery of Callixtus, Rome

CatacombeCallixtus-anonymous-1849
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Plan der Catacombe St. Callixtus in Rom.
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1849 Map of the Catacombs of Callixtus or Cemetery of Callixtus, Rome

CatacombeCallixtus-anonymous-1849

Maps the crypts of ancient Popes and martyrs.

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Title


Plan der Catacombe St. Callixtus in Rom.
  1849 (dated)    17 x 22 in (43.18 x 55.88 cm)

Description


This is a scarce 1849 plan or map of the Catacombs of Callixtus in Rome. The detailed map cover the underground cemetery noting its subterranean galleries and recesses for individual Tombs. Surrounding the map are illustrations of various artifacts, scenes, as well as a plan the Church of St. Sebastian at the Catacombs. A key along the borders lists the locations marked on the maps and a description of the various illustrations.

The Catacombs of Callixtus or the Cemetery of Callixtus were opened sometime in the early 3rd century. Created by St. Callixtus (later Pope Callixtus I) by enlarging previously existing Christian hypogea on the Appian Way, they were the main Christian cemetery in Rome and are famous for containing the Crypt of the Popes from the 2nd – 4th centuries and many martyrs.

Condition


Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Minor toning and foxing. Lower and left margins extended.