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, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780943056371

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