Johannes Blaeu. "Roma Vetus Nobilissimo, Prudentissimoque Domino . . ." [Ancient Rome].
Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, 1663. From Theatrum Civitatum et Admirandorum Italiae. 19 x 21 1/2 (neat lines). Engraving. Original hand color. Very good condition. Framed. A/A
North is oriented to the left on this detailed bird's-eye plan of ancient Rome. The Tiber River flows through the walls, and dozens of important buildings, churches, monuments and theaters are shown. The map is dedicated to Simon van Hoorn, who was a Mayor of Amsterdam and Governor of the VOC (better known as the Dutch East India Company), and features his coat of arms.