This amazing map of Rome illustrates numerous important buildings located within the fortified city. The extensive table along the lower half keys specific "tourist" sights, residences, important buildings, etc. Two insets handsomely presented as unfurled scrolls show the elevation of the most important buildings including Palais du Pape, Palais de St. Pierre, Ste. Marie and several other churches. Plus a third inset is a map "Carte des Environs de Rome" and at upper right a table lists the churches of Rome. This handsome city plan is displayed in a partial birds-eye view perspective giving it a somewhat three dimensional feel. The map was really an early map for tourists as the full title says its is'tres utile pour les voyageurs'.Some attractive vignettes and the principal buildings shown on map.

Excellent hand colour.

Very good condition.

code : M2182

Cartographer : CHATELAIN Family

Date : 1715 Paris

Size : 34*43cms

availability : Sold

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Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) was the father of Henri Abraham (1684-1743) and Zacharie Junior (1690-1754). They worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction A L’Histoire … under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costume of the world.