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the NOLLI PLAN in FACSIMILE
ROME 1748 ROMA

'the first true facsimile'

la pianta grande di Roma di Giambattista Nolli
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL URBAN PLANS OF ALL TIME

82" wide x 68" high (208 cm x 173 cm)

1748 Nolli Map of Rome

The portfolio cover is printed on archival 85 lb. cover paper.

Portfolio cover
portfolio cover

 

The title page, the plan in 12 sheets, the 2 small plans and the 4 sheets of index comprise the first true facsimile, being exactly the same dimensions as the original suite of 19 sheets (36 pages and the title page), as first published by Giambattista Nolli in 1748.

1748 Nolli Map of Rome Title Page
the title page

The plan in 12 sheets (assembled dimensions: approximately 82" [208 cm] wide by 68" [173 cm] high) is printed in line offset on archival Mohawk vellum acid-free 65 lb. cover paper with a sheet size of 32" [81cm] by 22" [56cm].

 

Pianta Grande di Roma
Pianta Grande di Roma

Also included are 2 small plans (approximately 27" [68cm] wide by 17" [43 cm] high). The first, by Piranesi and Nolli, is a reduction of the 12 sheet Pianta Grande.

 

Nolli  Piranesi's small plan
Nolli & Piranesi's small plan

The second is Nolli's tribute republication of the 1551 first true (ichnographic) plan of Rome by Leonardo Bufalini.

 

.Nolli's reprint of Buffalini's 1551 plan
Nolli's reprint of Buffalini's 1551 plan

There are 4 sheets of the original engraved index in 2 columns: 1) by numbers (from the plan), and 2) an alphabetical index. At the end of the entire index are four scale bars giving 4 different common statutory measures of Nolli's time, and a legend--Avvertimento.

First Sheet of four sheets of index
first sheet of the four sheets of index

The portfolio has a 12 page bi-lingual (English / Italian) essay, Portait of a City, by Allan Ceen, with illustrations, which reveals the significance of the plan as the eighteenth century benchmark of urban topography and cartography.

 

essay booklet
essay booklet

It discusses the iconography of the decorations, the background and history of the plan and its makers, a chronology of Giambattista Nolli's life, an annotated legend for the pianta grande translated from the Italian Avvertimento, and a bibliography.

 

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Orders are shipped insured, on receipt of payment. They are shipped flat in a wood-reinforced box as per illustration.

Wood reinforced box
wood reinforced box

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Available on order from the distributor:
IMAGO-TERRAE
P.O. Box 576
Pine Hill, NY 12465
U.S.A.

Second Edition, 1991

Price: $350 (U.S. dollars) for the portfolio

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