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Pirro Ligorio, Anteiquae urbis imago, Lossi reprint, 1773

This immense print shows the ancient city not, as Pietro del Massaio had, as a bare stage decorated by the great ruins and buildings that survived into modern times (see Vat. lat. 5699 (arch21)), but as a living community, its public spaces, columns, and colonnades separated by block on block of private residences, which Ligorio recreated from his knowledge of ancient reliefs.

Stamp. geogr. I 169 vlib25 TG.50

NOTE: This is a 12-part map. One section is missing at this time. Hopefully the missing section will be added shortly.

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