C1721

ROME-A New Mapp of Rome Shewing Its Antient And Present Scituation. Most Humbly Inscribed to His Grace The Duke of Queensbury and Dover

Spectacular rare plan of Rome printed in 1721 by John Senex (1690-1740). Made at the height of the Grand Tour which was seen as an essential part of a young persons education. It lay in its exposure to the cultural … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

ROME-A New Mapp of Rome Shewing Its Antient And Present Scituation. Most Humbly Inscribed to His Grace The Duke of Queensbury and Dover

Date:

C1721

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

572mm 
x 485mm

Paper Size: 

597mm 
x 523mm
AUTHENTICITY
ROME-A New Mapp of Rome Shewing Its Antient And Present Scituation. Most Humbly Inscribed to His Grace The Duke of Queensbury and Dover - Antique Map from 1721

Genuine antique
dated:

1721

Description:

Spectacular rare plan of Rome printed in 1721 by John Senex (1690-1740).

Made at the height of the Grand Tour which was seen as an essential part of a young persons education. It lay in its exposure to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionably polite society of the European continent. The traveller went to Rome to study the ancient ruins and the masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and architecture of Rome’s Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. As Edward Gibbon, author of, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, commented “According to the law of custom, and perhaps of reason, foreign travel completes the education of an English gentleman.

With extensive keys surrounding the map listing two hundred and fifty places of interest or landmarks. There are four large vignette views in the corners;
from top left clockwise;
The Coliseum
St. Peters
Sepulcher of Caijus Cestus
Trajan’s Pillar- In Trajan’s Forum, north of the Roman Forum commemorating the Roman emperor, Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars.

 

From Senex, J. A New General Atlas, Containing a Geographical and Historical Account of All the Empires, Kingdoms, and other Dominions of the World with the Natural History and Trade of Each Country. Taken from the Best Authors

References:
Maier, J. Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City. Chicago 2015: p.212.

Collections:
David Rumsey historical map collection: 10014.129
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: OCLC Number: 494958654

John Senex (1690 - 1740)

Born in Ludlow in 1678, then apprenticed to the London bookseller, Robert Clavell, in 1695. Clavell was Master of the Stationers’ Company in 1698. At the end of his apprenticeship in 1702 he begins publishing on his own account. Little is known of his professional life other than that all are of his maps are of the highest standard.

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