1841 Pietro Ruga Map of Rome, Italy

PiantaTopograficaRoma-ruga-1841
$750.00
Pianta Topografica della Citta di Roma dell'Anno 1841.
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1841 Pietro Ruga Map of Rome, Italy

PiantaTopograficaRoma-ruga-1841

A finely engraved topographical plan of 19th century Rome showing the monuments.

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Title


Pianta Topografica della Citta di Roma dell'Anno 1841.
  1841 (dated)    26 x 32 in (66.04 x 81.28 cm)

Description


This is a fine 1841 topographical map or plan of Rome, Italy drawn by Pietro Ruga. Covers the walled center of Rome in incredible detail, reveling individual streets, buildings, parks, piazzas, temples, ancient ruins, and ecclesiastical centers. The map proper is surrounded by architectural illustrations of many of Roma's most important buildings, including the Teatro de Macello, the Tempio de Antonino Pio, the Templo di St. Constanza, the Pantheon, and many others. Prepared for the tourist trade, this map was dissected and mounted on linen in 20 panels. Folds into its original blue marbled cover, entitled, 'Roma Moderne.'

Cartographer


Pietro Ruga (fl. c. 1799 - 1830) was an Italian engraver and printmaker active in Rome during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Ruga is best known for his architectural views of Italian, in particular Roman, monuments, furnishings, and antiquities. He is known for only two maps, both tourist pocket plans of Rome, dating to the 1820s.

Condition


Very good condition. Some verso reinforcement on vertical centerfold. Dissected and mounted on linen in 20 sections.