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Anna Laetitia Pecci-Blunt collection of maps of Rome, 1557-1883

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Pecci-Blunt (Anna Laetitia) collection of maps of Rome

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1* 1 Roma, [1569?]
Roma: [1569?]

1 map : etching ; image 15.6 x 26 cm, plate mark 18.2 x 26.9 cm, sheet 25.1 x 34 cm.
The bird's-eye view of Rome is derived from a woodcut that was issued in Sebastian Münster's "Cosmographia" (Basel, 1550). It represents Rome as the city appeared in the late 15th century (Frutaz, XCVIII). The relief is shown pictorially and the view is oriented with the west at the top.
The present view has no imprint, but it was included in Giulio Ballino's "De' disegni delle più illustri città et fortezze del mondo" (Venice : Bolognino Zaltieri, 1569). See Frutaz.
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2* 2 [Plan of Rome], 1557
[Plan of Rome]: 1557

1 map : engraving ; image 35.1 x 47.1 cm, plate mark 35.8 x 47.6 cm, sheet 37 x 48.3 cm
The plan was designed to show the fortifications constructed under Pope Paul IV to confront the threat of an attack by Spanish troops from Naples during the 'Italian Wars' (Guerra di Campagna) of 1556-7. The print was sometimes featured in Antonio Lafreri's "Speculum Romane Magnificentiae." It appeared in Lafreri's 1573 stocklist and later passed to Duchetti.
The plan is also titled: Recens rursus post omnes omnium descriptionum vrbis Romae topographia.
See: Pagani, 'The dispersal of Lafreri's inheritance, 1581-89 - I' and 'The dispersal of Lafreri's inheritance, 1581-89 - II Piero de Nobili', Print Quarterly xxv, 2008, pp. 3-23 and 363-93, p. 15, no. 97). See: The print collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo / Mark McDonald. 2017.
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1* 3 Roma, [late 16th century?]
Roma: [late 16th century?]

1 map : etching ; plate mark 24.3 x 36.4 cm, sheet 29.4 x 40.5 cm
The map by an unknown printmaker is a reduced copy of Balthasar Jenichen's etched bird's-eye view of Rome, which was published in Nuremberg. Jenichen's etching is in turn derived from a woodcut that was issued in Sebastian Münster's "Cosmographia" (Basel, 1550), which depicts Rome as the city appeared in the late 15th century. The relief is shown pictorially and the view is oriented with the west at the top.
The numbered key to the buildings, which appears below the image in Münster's woodcut, appears in this view at the upper left corner.
For Münster's view, see A. Frutaz, Le piante di Roma, XCVIII. For Jenichen's view, see Hollstein German, XVb (Jenichen 150).
1* 4 Roma, [late 16th century?]
Roma: [late 16th century?]

1 map : etching ; image 14.5 x 26.4 cm, plate mark 16.9 x 26.7 cm, sheet 18.2 x 28.8 cm
The bird's-eye view of Rome by an unknown printmaker is in part derived from a woodcut issued in Sebastian Münster's "Cosmographia" (Basel, 1550), which depicts Rome as the city appeared in the late 15th century. It also features the pentagonal fortifications around the base of Castel Sant'Angelo which were built in 1562 during the pontifical reign of Pius IV.
See C. Scaccia-Scarafoni. Le piante di Roma, 131 (map with different dimensions). For Münster, see A. Frutaz, Le piante di Roma, XCVIII.
1* 5 Roma, [ca. 1559-1623]
Roma: [ca. 1559-1623]

1 map : etching ; image 18.5 x 26.3 cm, plate mark 18.7 x 27 cm, sheet 24.8 x 34.2 cm
The bird's-eye view of Rome was issued in Venice by the book and print dealer Donato Bertelli, whose shop was the "Libreria al segno di San Marco" in Merzaria from 1559. The plan is derived from the woodcut that appeared in Sebastian Münster's "Cosmographia" (Basel, 1550), which depicts Rome as the city appeared in the late 15th century. The relief is shown pictorially and the view is oriented with the west at the top.
For Münster's view, see A. Frutaz, Le piante di Roma, XCVIII.
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6** [Plan of Rome], 1568
[Rome] / Leon Pitor: 1568

1 map on 3 sheets : etching ; line border 51.1 x 94.1 cm, sheet 51.8 x 96.4 cm
The bird's-eye view is derived from Fabio Licinio's view of Rome, dated 1557. Leon Pitor's name appears on a tablet hanging from a tree at the lower left of the plate.
According to Scaccia Scarafoni and Huelsen, Licinio's name also appears in the composition, but it is lacking in the present copy.
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7** Specimen, seu, Perfecta urbis antiquae imago, [1573]
Specimen, seu, Perfecta urbis antiquae imago: 1573

1 map : engraving ; 46 x 59.5 cm
The smaller bird's-eye view of ancient Rome by Dupérac.
At lower left: STEPHANVS / DV PERAC / ARCHITEC / ... / Specimen, seu, Perfecta urbis antiquae imago.... / At lower right, ornamented tablet with keys numbered 1 to 100 (i.e. 91) and epigram titled De vestigi[i]s urbis antiquae. Oriented with east at top. Relief conveyed pictorially.
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2* 8 Anteiquae urbis imago (Antiquae urbis imago), 1580
Anteiquae urbis imago: 1580

1 map : etching ; line border 33 x 44.3 cm, on sheet 34.5 x 45.3 cm
The plan is a bird's-eye view of ancient Rome dated 1580 and published in Venice. It is a reissue of the plan from 1565 by Panvinio which was published in Rome. It later appeared in Panvinio's De ludis circensibus (Venice, 1600, page 7).
In the earlier composition from 1565, the imprint following the title lists Rome as place of publication and Pius IV as pope. See Huelsen, Frutaz.
2* 9 Antiquae urbis perfecta imago accuratissime delineate ..., MDLXXXII [1582].
Antiquae urbis perfecta imago accuratissime delineata : iuxta antiqua vestigia / Ambrosius Brambilla pictor in hanc formam reduxit, et aeneis typis incidit: 1582

1 map : etching ; image 38.3 x 49.3 cm
The map is a reduced copy of Étienne Dupérac's smaller bird's-eye view of ancient Rome, which was published by Antonio Lafreri in 1573. See Frutaz.
2* 10 Vrbis Romae descriptio, [ca. 1600?]
Vrbis Romae descriptio: [ca. 1600?]

1 map : etching with engraving ; single-line border 40.5 x 54 cm
The plan published by Giovanni Orlandi is a reissue of Giovanni Ambrogio Brambilla's bird's-eye view of Rome, which was published by Claude Duchet in 1582. In this impression, Orlandi's imprint is engraved in addition to Duchet's imprint at the lower right. Brambilla's view was itself derived from Mario Cartaro's small plan of 1575.
For an impression with variations in the wording of the publishers, see Huelsen 79. For Cartaro's map, see Frutaz.
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1* 11 Roma, [17th century]
Roma: 17th century

1 map : engraving ; plate mark 17.1 x 13.6 cm, sheet 15.5 x 18.3 cm
The bird's-eye view of Rome was published in Padua by Matteo Cadorin, whose imprint is engraved at the lower edge of the image. It appeared in Cadorin's 1654, 1675 and 1685 editions of Francesco Scoto's Itinerario, overo, Nuova descrittione dei viaggi principali d'Italia. See Arrigoni and Bertarelli.
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12** Novissima urbis Romae descriptio, [1597]
Novissima urbis Romae descriptio MDLXXXXVII: 1597

1 map : etching ; line border 41.3 x 55 cm, on sheet 42.3 x 56 cm
The plan by Giovanni Ambrogio Brambilla was issued several times in the 16th century. In the 1590 publication, the title was followed by the date MDLXXXX, the index featured 125 buildings and sites, and Brambilla's name appeared at the lower right of the plan following van Aelst's name as printer and publisher. In the reprint from 1592, the date following the title was altered to MDLXXXXIII, the index featured five additional names of sites and buildings, and Brambilla's name was omitted. The reprint from 1597 follows the 1593 composition, however the date following the title was altered to MDLXXXXVII. See Huelsen, Frutaz.
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1* 13 Nouissima vrbis Romae descriptio, [1597?]
Nouissima vrbis Romae descriptio: [1597?]

1 map : etching ; plate mark 26.3 x 38.6 cm, sheet 32.1 x 41.3 cm
Theodor de Bry's etched bird'-eye view of Rome first appeared in: II pars Romanae urbis topographiae et antiquitatum / Jean Jacques Boissard (Frankfurt, 1597). De Bry's initials appear at lower left of image. 125 numbered buildings and monuments are keyed to a letterpress table beneath image, as in Frutaz, though the copy described by Hülsen has only 114 numbers and lacks the table.
1* 14 Roma, [17th century]
Roma: 17th century

1 map : etching ; image 11.7 x 17.2 cm, plate mark 12.1 x 17.5 cm, sheet 18.8 x 13.6 cm
The plan was issued by the printmaker and publisher Francesco Bertelli who was active in Padua and whose name is etched at the lower center of the image. It is a bird's-eye view of Rome as the city appeared in 1599. It was published in Theatro delle città d'Italia (Padua : Francesco Bertelli, 1629) and in the second part of Francesco Scotti's Itinerario d'Italia (Padua : Francesco Bertelli, 1648). Its composition was copied from the map in Theatrum urbium Italicarum (Venice : Pietro Bertelli, 1599). See Arrigoni and Bertarelli and Frutaz.
The impression has letterpress on the verso including the page number 38.
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2* 15 Nouissima vrbis Romae descriptio, [ca. 1590-1610]
Nouissima vrbis Romae descriptio: [ca. 1590-1610]

1 map : engraving ; single-line border 37 x 51.7 cm, sheet 43 x 58 cm
The bird's-eye view of the city of Rome is oriented with the east at the top. It was published by Matteo Florimi, a print and book dealer and publisher from Calabria who was active in Siena. The dating of the map remains uncertain. Frutaz notes that the present view was inspired by that of Brambilla-Van Aelst, and dates it to the last years of the 16th century. Huelsen asserts that the present view was copied from one with the same title that bears an address that may read: Alinerii Gelli formis Romae; the latter view was reprinted with imprint: Joan. Antonii [i.e. Giovanni Antonio Florimi] formis Romae 1600. Arrigoni and Bertarelli date the present view to around 1610.
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1* 16 Antiquae vrbis perfecta imago, [1597]
Antiquae vrbis perfecta imago: 1597

1 map : etching ; outer line border 26 x 38.1 cm, sheet 29 x 39.9 cm
Theodor de Bry's bird's-eye view of ancient Rome first appeared in: II pars Romanae urbis topographiae et antiquitatum / Jean Jacques Boissard (Frankfurt, 1597). See A. Frutaz (Piante de Roma, VII), discussing de Bry's source: Fabio Calvo's Antiquae urbis Romae cum regionibus simulachrum (Rome, 1520).
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2* 17 Antiquae urbis perfecta et noua delineatio, [ca. 1600]
Antiquae urbis perfecta et noua delineatio: approximately 1600

1 map : etching ; plate mark 39.8 x 51 cm, on sheet 40.8 x 52.4 cm
The bird's-eye view of ancient Rome is by an unknown printmaker. The composition is partially derived from Brambilla's view of about 1575. See Huelsen and Scaccia Scarafoni; the latter dates the present view to about 1600.
2* 18 Nouissima urbis Romae descriptio, 1612
Nouissima urbis Romae descriptio: 1612

Schiaminossi's bird'-eye view of modern Rome derives from Mario Cartaro's small view of 1575. See Huelsen.
2* 19 Roma antiqua, [between 1620 and 1635]
Roma antiqua: 1620-1635

1 map : etching ; single-line border 37 x 51.5 cm on sheet 42.7 x 58.3 cm
Bird's-eye view of ancient Rome by Govert van Schayck. Scaccia Scarafoni and Frutaz date the publication to 1620-35; this corresponds approximately to the reign of Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor, to whose legate in Italy the view is dedicated.
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20** Roma, [17th century]
Roma: 17th century

1 map on 2 sheets : etching ; line border 30.3 x 70.7 cm, on sheet 32 x 74 cm
The map is a reduced copy on two sheets joined at vertical edges of Antonio Tempesta's 1593 12-sheet bird's-eye view of Rome. Etched by Matthaeus Merian the Elder, it appeared in publications by Merian and his son Matthaeus Merian the Younger, including Martin Zeiler's Itinerarium Italiae nov-antiquae (1640); Werdenhagen's De rebus Hanseaticis (1641); Topographia Italiae (1688). See Frutaz, Huelsen.
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4* 21a-h Vrbis Romae sciographia ex antiquis monumentis accuratiss[ime] delineata, [between 1649 and 1691]
Vrbis Romae sciographia ex antiquis monumentis accuratiss[ime] delineata: approximately 1649-1691

1 map on 9 sheets : engraving, etching, letterpress ; 52 x 42 cm
Étienne Dupérac's large bird's-eye view of ancient Rome was originally drawn and engraved by him in 1574. Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi acquired the plates at the middle of the 17th century. During his publishing activity in Rome from 1649 to 1691, he produced two editions (the first reprinted), to one of which the present view belongs.
See Indice delle stampe de' Rossi, Frutaz.
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2* 22 Vrbis Romae nouissima delineatio MDCL. [Rome] : Io. Iacobus de Rubeis excudebat Romae ad Pacem, 1650.
Vrbis Romae nouissima delineatio MDCL: 1650

1 map : etching ; plate mark 40 x 54 cm, sheet 42.2 x 54.8 cm
First published by de' Rossi in 1637, with same title except for the final date: MDCXXXVII. See Frutaz.
Buildings and sites are partly identified on the plan, and partly keyed to 128 names in a table below, which also contains the imprint. Frutaz states that the first 69 names in the table are taken from Cartaro's small plan (1575), 70-121 from Brambilla-van Aelst (1590), while the remaining 7 are new (1637).
2* 23 Descriptio vrbis Romae nouissima, A.D. MDCL. [1650]
Descriptio vrbis Romae nouissima A.D. MDCL: 1650

1 map : engraving ; plate mark 38.5 x 49.3 cm, sheet 39.8 x 51.5 cm
The bird's-eye view of Rome is surrounded by depictions of the seven major churches of the city. At foot is a view of the Holy Door being opened by a pope, flanked on the left by a table with 52 names keyed to sites on the view, and on the right by a brief history of the city.
The plan was drawn by Giovanni Maggi in 1599 and was first published at Rome by Lorenzo della Vaccharia on the occasion of the Jubilee Year 1600. In this composition, the year in the title has been altered from MDC to MDCL. See Frutaz, Huelsen.
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24** Roma antiqua triumphatrix ab antiquis monumentis et rerum gestarum memoriis eruta, [17th century]
Roma antiqua triumphatrix ab antiquis monumentis et rerum gestarum memoriis eruta / hic a J. Lauro Romano, auctore et sculptore, graphice expressa: 17th century

1 map on 2 sheets : engraving ; image 48 x 72.5 cm, sheet 60.5 x 87 cm
The bird's-eye view of ancient Rome by Giacomo Lauro was derived from Étienne Dupérac's large view of Rome.
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25** Plan de la ville de Rome ... 1668
Plan de la ville de Rome, comme elle est apresent soubs le règne du pape Clement IX: 1668

1 map on 2 sheets : etching ; image 49.2 x 82.5 cm, on sheet 55.5 x 86.4 cm
The plan of Rome from 1668 was designed by Lieven de Cruyl and published in Paris by the topographical engineer, cartographer, and print publisher Alexis Hubert Jaillot. It is derived from an earlier plan by Cruyl issued in Rome in 1665 by Giovanni Battista de' Rossi.
Full title: Plan de la ville de Rome, comme elle est apresent soubs le règne du pape Clement IX (Plan de la ville de Rome, comme elle est à présent sous le règne du pape Clément IX)
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26** Agnelli, Federico, 1626-1702, cartographer, engraver. Roma. In Bologna : Nella stamperia del Longhi, [166-?]
Roma: 1660s

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27** Schnitzer, Lucas, active 17th century, etcher. Abbildung de[r] vortrefflichen und Weltberühmten Statt Rom. [Nuremberg] : Paul Fürst ex., [166-?]
Abbildung de[r] vortrefflichen und Weltberühmten Statt Rom / SL fec: 1660

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1* 28 Ridolfi, Pietro, cartographer. Roma, [Venice : Coronelli, 1689]
Roma / intagliata e dedicata da Pietro Ridolfi nell'Accademia Cosmogra[fi]ca degli Argonauti all'eccllentissimo sig[nor]e Antonio Rosa: 1689

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29** La Feuille, Jacques de, 1668-, etcher, publisher. Novissima et accuratissima delineatio Romae veteris et novae, Amstelodami : Ex officina Iocobi de la Feuille, [169-?]
Novissima et accuratissima delineatio Romae veteris et novae / auctore Iacobo de la Feuille: 1690s

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30I-VI** Cingolani, Giovanni Battista, cartographer. Topografia geometrica dell' Agro romano, ouero, La misura, pianta, e quantita di tutte le tenute e casali della campagna di Roma ... [Rome] : Si stampano in Piazza Nauona da Fulvio Paluzzi romano, l'anno MDCLXXXXII [1692, i.e. between 1692 and 1704]
Topografia geometrica dell' Agro romano, ouero, La misura, pianta, e quantita di tutte le tenute e casali della campagna di Roma : con le citta, terre e castelli confinanti ad esse tenute : le strade, fiumi, fossi, aquedotti et altre cose principali e memorabili, si antiche come moderne / misurate e delineate con tutta esattezza da Gio. Battista Cingolani dalla Pergola Romano ; intagliata da Pietro Paolo Girelli Romano: approximately 1692-1704

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31** Barbey, Antonio, active 1684-1714, etcher. Nuoua pianta della città di Roma ... [Rome] : Data in luce da Domenico de Rossi, erede di Gio. Giaccomo de Rossi, dalle sue stampe in Roma alla Pace, l'anno 1697. il di 25. Maggio.
Nuoua pianta della città di Roma : coll'indice de tempij, palazzi et altre fabriche antiche e moderne, e diuisa nelli suoi XIIII rioni / Ant. Barbey sculp: 1697 May 25

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32** Fer, Nicolas de, 1646-1720, cartographer, publisher. Roma : plan nouveau de la ville de Rome. A Paris : Chez le Sr. de Fer dans l'Isle du palais sur le quay de l'orloge a la sphere royale, 1713.
Roma : plan nouveau de la ville de Rome / par N. de Fer: 1713

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34** Vrbis Romae ichnographia / à Leonardo Bufalino ligneis formis evulgata atque aeri incisa à Ioh. Baptista Nolli, geometra et architecto Sum[m]i Pontificis Benedicti XIV. [Nuremberg] : Recusa prostat in Offic[ina] Homan[niana], 1755.
Vrbis Romae ichnographia / à Leonardo Bufalino ligneis formis evulgata atque aeri incisa à Ioh. Baptista Nolli, geometra et architecto Sum[m]i Pontificis Benedicti XIV: 1755

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3* 35a-i Rossi, Matteo Gregorio de, 1638-1702, designer, engraver. Nuoua pianta di Roma presente ... [Rome] : Presso Carlo Losi, l'anno MDCCLXXIII [1773].
Nuoua pianta di Roma presente : con i disegni e nomi delle chiese, palazzi, edificii, piazze, strade, fortificationi et altre cose aggiunte / disegnata et intagliata da Matteo Gregorio de Rossi romano ; appresso al' auttore et rinnovata: 1773

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36** Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzo, [ca. 1774]
Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzo: approximately 1774

1 map on 3 sheets : etching ; map 134 x 74 cm
Plan of ancient and modern Rome. It is generally found with copies of Piranesi's Vedute, where it serves as orienting frontispiece. The three sheets of heavy paper are intended to be joined together to form a vertical array. Undated, but ca. 1774 rather than 1778, the date given in Francesco Piranesi's 1792 catalog. In his Avvertimento Piranesi refers to Clement XIV (who died in September 1774) as happily reigning, and the plan is mentioned in a state of Piranesi's Catalogo inciso that appeared in 1774. See Ficacci, Wilton-Ely.
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37** Benedetti, Ignazio, 1725-, etcher. Nuova pianta topografica della cittá de Roma ... Roma : Presso Venanzio Monaldini in PIazza di Spagna no. 6, [177-?]
Nuova pianta topografica della cittá de Roma : cavata da quella del Nolli e aumentata: 1770s

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38** Brun, Giovanni, 1754-, etcher. Roma, [Rome] : Si trova nella calcografia Vasi, in via del Babbuino no. 122, [approximately 1780]
Roma / Giovanni Brun sc[ul]ps[it]: approximately 1780

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1* 39 Vasi, Giuseppe, 1710-1782, cartographer, etcher, publisher. Nuova pianta di Roma in prospettiva ... [Rome] : Si vende dal medesimo autore per paoli otto, [1781]
Nuova pianta di Roma in prospettiva / dedicata a Sua Eccellenza il principe D. Abondio Rezzonico senatore di Roma, dall' ... servitore il cav. Giuseppe Vasi, l'anno 1781: 1781

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40** Pianta di Roma come si trova al presente ... [Rome] : Presso Carlo Losi, l'anno 1784.
Pianta di Roma come si trova al presente : colle alzate delle fabriche più nobili così antiche come moderne: 1784

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41** Roma antiqua triumphatrix ex vetustis monumentis expressa. Romae : Apud Marianum Vasi, 1792.
Roma antiqua triumphatrix ex vetustis monumentis expressa: 1792

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1* 42a-l Ligorio, Pirro, approximately 1513-1583. Anteiquae vrbis imago accuratissime ex vetusteis monumenteis formata. [Rome] : Presso Giovanni Scudellari, [1820-1830]
Anteiquae vrbis imago accuratissime ex vetusteis monumenteis formata: 1820-1830

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43I-XVI** Spinetti, Antonio, cartographer, designer. Pianta topografica di Roma ..., [1883 or later]
Pianta topografica di Roma : col piano regolatore approvato nell' anno 1883 / disegnata ed incisa in rame per cura dall' architetto Antonio Spinetti romano: after 1883



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