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Maps of the Ruins of the Old City and of the Campus Martius (Topographia vestigiorum veteris urbis et Campi Martii)18th century
445 x 285 mm (17.5 x 11.2 in.)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)
- architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
- Italy - TGN 1000080
- maps - Documents depicting in graphic or photogrammetric form, normally to scale and usually on a flat medium, a selection of material or abstract features on or in relation to the surface of the earth or of a heavenly body, and generally emphasizing arterial or regional relationships. For similar representations on a horizontal plane but for depicting smaller-scale objects and spaces, use "plans (drawings)." ICA [November 1992 descriptor moved. April 1991 scope note changed.]
- Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)
- ruins - Use generally for remains of buildings or groups of buildings that have been destroyed or are in a state of great disrepair or decay.
- plate Dimensions: 445 x 285 mm (17.5 x 11.2 in.)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778) . Maps of the Ruins of the Old City and of the Campus Martius (Topographia vestigiorum veteris urbis et Campi Martii), 18th century. From The Campus Martius of Ancient Rome, the Work of G. B. Piranesi, Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, London (Il Campo Marzio dell’ Antica Roma, Opera di G. B. Piranesi socio della reale società degli antiquari di Londra). Etching. plate : 445 x 285 mm (17.5 x 11.2 in.). DAC accession number Retrospective TBD. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892).
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