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Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Jessica Maier


This book recounts the history of a genre, the city portrait, through imagery of Rome. Among the most popular categories of early modern print culture, the city portrait was also one of the most varied, encompassing maps, bird’s-eye views, and other forms of urban representation. Through an exploration of seminal works dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, this book interweaves the story of this genre with that of Rome itself, addressing the key figures and specific contexts that shaped each image. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers who shared a fascination with Rome ... More

Keywords: Rome, city portrait, maps, bird’s-eye views, prints, urbanism, ruins

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226127637
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226127774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Maier, author