Claudii et Traiani Impp Admirabilium Portuum Ostiensium Orthographia……..

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Claudii et Traiani Impp Admirabilium Portuum Ostiensium Orthographia……..


Map showing Trajan's port in Ostia Antica (Portus Romae) on the Thyrrhenian Sea from a bird's eye view with cartouche, index, compass rose and sailing ships in the foreground. OSTIA - The project was completed under Emperor Nero in AD 64. Trajan's port at Ostia Antica, the engineering feat that made Rome great. But the problem of constant silting up had not yet been solved. Today's remains lie 25 km southwest of Rome. Rare


dated 1602



Historical Description

Ostia Antica was the port city of ancient Rome and is frequently mentioned in writings from the time of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Ostia Antica was particularly important for Christian posterity because it was here that St. Monica ,the mother of St. Augustine, died in 387 in a house belonging to the Roman diocese while on her way back to Africa after Augustine's conversion to Christianity. An important aspect of 19th century Italian nationalism was the veneration of the glorious Roman past, expressed in the desire to revive or recreate various sites and institutions associated with ancient Rome. In 1871, the city of Rome became the capital of the new Kingdom of Italy. A revival of Ostia was an obvious next step. The modern district of Ostia was founded in 1884 near the remains of Ostia Antica. This was possible after the nearby marshy area, infested with malarial mosquitoes, had been reclaimed. The first inhabitants were farmers who came from Ravenna in Romagna. With the opening of the Roma-Ostia light rail line in 1924, the new village soon became a popular seaside resort for Romans, and numerous Art Nouveau houses were built on the shore.

Place of Publication Rome
Dimensions (cm)29,5 x 51,5
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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