The Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome: Printing and Collecting the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae

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In 1540 Antonio Lafreri, a native of Besancon transplanted to Rome, began publishing maps and other printed images that depicted major monuments and antiquities in Rome. These prints of statues and ruined landscapes, inscriptions and ornaments, reconstructed monuments and urban denizens evoked ancient Rome and appealed to the taste for classical antiquity that defined the Renaissance. Collections of these prints came to be known as the "Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae," the Mirror of Roman Magnificence. Published in ...

The Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome: Printing and Collecting the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae 2008, Joseph Regenstein Library, the Universit, Chicago, IL

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