Panoramic view of Rome

Vasi panorama Roma.jpg
Vasi panorama Roma.jpg

Panoramic view of Rome

13,000.00

"Prospetto d[ell']alma città di Roma visto dal Monte Gianicolo : f. sotto gli avspicj della Sac. Maestà Cattol. di Carlo III re delle Spagne pio givsto magnifico promotore eccelso delle scienze e delle arti"

Author Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782) first edition 1765, this is an edition from the later XIX cent.

Realized in 12 plates mounted togheter and then laid down on canvas and framed in gilt wood frame.

Size cm 120 x 280 ca

Panoramic view of Rome seen from Monte Gianicolo looking northeast from Saint Peter's Basilica in the north (left) to the Fonte dell'acqua Paola in the east (right).Inscribed with "Indice delle cose notabili diviso in otto giornate," listing 390 monuments and sites, the numbering of which correspond to those in the guidebook by Vasi : Itinerario istruttivo diviso in otto giornate per ritrovare con facilita tutte le antiche e moderne magnificenze di Roma. The dedication to Charles III appears in the lower left corner on an on an antique slab. To the right of Charles III's coat of arms are printed verses from the 64th epigram by the Roman poet Martial: HINC SEPTEM DOMINOS VIDERE MONTES / ET TOTAM LICET AESTIMARE ROMAN. M. Val. Mart. lib. 4 epig. 64.

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