Old Map of Rome, 1588 by Georg Braun - Forum, Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Colosseum, Vatican
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450 years ago, Rome was one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world. Compare this map of Rome to some of my maps of London or other UK cities and you'll see what I mean!
All of the ancient Roman landmarks are visible on this map, including the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Hippodrome, River Tiber, Pantheon and Castel Sant'Angelo (named here as Hadrian's Mole).
The Vatican is here too, though it's more like a named landmass rather than the Vatican that you'd recognise today.
Notably St Peter's Basilica isn't on this map - instead there's the Circus of Nero (also known as the Circus of Caligula) which would soon be knocked down and replaced by the Basilica and other Vatican structures that you'd see today in Rome.
The map has 269 numbered points of interest, with a legend at the bottom of the map to help you find them.
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Rome or who has Italy in their heart.
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x18 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 24x36 inches (60x90cm). But it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 400cm (160 inches) tall. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame, or to frame one of the larger maps. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.