NOLLI, Giovanni Battista (1701-1756). Nuova pianta di Roma. [Rome]: 1748.
Magnificent, uncut and unbound copy of Nolli's famous map of Rome, considered one of the most important works in the history of cartography. The work was commissioned by Pope Benedict XIV to survey Rome and help create the demarcations of Rome's fourteen traditional districts. It is by far the most accurate description of Rome produced up to that time, in the golden age of Roman architecture. The project, sponsored by the banker Girolamo Belloni, received the support of scholars from the circles of Cardinal Alessandro Albani and the Corsini family.19 bifolia, (515 x 800mm the bifolium). Note to reader and double-page title page, 12 double-page topographical maps (5-28), 4 more double-page index leaves (29-32) and 2 double-page general maps of modern and ancient Rome by Piranesi and by Bufalini (33-36), the last one dated 1751, all in loose leaves and uncut (The first 4 index leaves by numerical order are not present, light uniform browning) . (1)
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