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1679 Sandrart Joachim, von (1606-1688), Map of Ancient Rome, Italy

1679 Sandrart Joachim, von (1606-1688), Map of Ancient Rome, Italy

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Sandrart Joachim, von (1606-1688)

Effigies antiquae Romae. redacta a Pyrrho Ligorio Romano, per XIIII Regiones, in quas Urbem divisit Imp. Caesar August.

Nuremberg, Germany, published 1679.


Height: 14.57 in. (37 cm)
Width: 17.17 in. (43.6 cm)

Reference: Caldana I, 37.

The plan is base upon Pirro Ligorio's monumental plan of 1553, illustrating Rome at the time of Augustus Ceasar.

Beautiful detailed birds-eye-view of ancient Rome. In his time Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688) was the most famous artist in Germany. He trained in engraving and painting and travelled extensively in Italy and England and was accompanied by Peter Paul Rubens on a tour of Holland.

Sometimes referred to as the “German Vasari,” Joachim von Sandrart, born in Frankfurt, trained first as a printmaker, notably in Nuremberg, and in Prague with Aegidius Sadeler. After a long and successful career in the foremost artistic circles in England, Italy, and the Netherlands, he returned to Germany and painted for Emperor Ferdinand III, for which he was ennobled in 1673. In the latter part of his life, Sandrart settled in Nuremberg and turned to publishing projects and teaching. His most important publication, the Academia todesca, better known as the Teutsche Academie, was the first comprehensive treatise on the history of art written in German.

Excellent condition on fine laid paper.

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