Views of Rome

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Views of Rome


Book shows on 52 copper prints all palaces of interest of Rome.


ca. 1790



Historical Description

Rome was first called "Eternal City" in the 1st century BC by the poet Tibull. According to the founding legend, Rome was founded by Romulus on 753 BC. According to this legend, Romulus later killed his twin brother Remus when the latter was amused by the city wall built by Romulus. Thus, according to historians, the consolidation of individual settlements into a single community may actually have occurred around the legendary founding date. The proverbial seven hills of Rome are: Palatine, Aventine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline and Caelius. Today, the urban area also extends over the well-known hills of Gianicolo, Vaticano and Pincio. In the 1st century AD, Rome was probably already a city of a million people and both the geographical and political center of the Roman Empire. It had a functioning fresh water and sewage system, a developed road network and functioning population protection units (vigiles) that served as fire departments with police powers. Since Pippin, Rome gained new importance as the capital of the Papal States (Patrimonium Petri) and as the most important place of pilgrimage for Christianity, next to Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela. New splendor came to the city in 800, when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III. The flourishing of Rome during the Renaissance was interrupted by the Sacco di Roma ("Sack of Rome") in 1527. During the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the city found a new character, determined mainly by churches, but also by new streets with sight lines on palaces and squares with fountains and obelisks. Rome has remained in this state to this day, which is why the old city of Rome is one of the two World Heritage Sites in the city of Rome, along with the Vatican. In 1849 France stationed troops in the Papal States. In the summer of 1870 - just when the First Vatican Council was in recess - France withdrew them from Rome after its declaration of war against Prussia. The Italian military took advantage of the opportunity and marched into the Papal States almost without a fight; it politically disempowered the Pope and shortly thereafter proclaimed Rome the capital of Italy.

Place of Publication Rome
Dimensions (cm)32 x 43,5
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


270.00 €

( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )