By: Romolo Bulla
Date: 1880 (circa) Rome
Dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 inches (52 x 64.8 cm)
This tourist map of Rome was published by Romola Bulla in the late 19th century in the Bulla family’s lithograph studio in Rome. The original Bulla firm was founded in Paris in 1818, then moved to Rome in 1840, where it is active to this day collaborating with world renowned artists, still under the auspices of the Bulla family.
The map, published folding, is oriented west-southwest, as are many maps of Rome. It covers from the Vatican at the top of the map to Termini Station at the bottom, and from the Aventine hill on the left to the Piazza del Popolo and the Villa Borghese on the right. The city walls along with selected iconic architectural edifices are depicted pictorially, including the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Temple of Vesta, the Colosseum, the Roman forum, the Trevi Fountain, along with many others. A color coded legend aids interpretation of the map and a street reference guide traces around the edges of it with all street and place names in Italian. Tram routes are marked in green.
Condition: This folding map had wear and some separations at fold lines but is now completely reinforced with linen backing.
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