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Frutaz (Amato Pietro), 1907-1980

Le Piante di Roma

Rome, Istituto di Studi Romani, 1962
Three volumes (38 cm), I (Testo): 358 pp. Errata sheet loosely inserted (Errata-Corrige for vols. I-III). II (Tavole dal secolo III d. C. all’anno 1625): 322 leaves of plates. III (Tavole dall’anno 1630 all’anno 1962): [361] leaves of plates (some in colour, some folding). Uniform publisher’s cloth, original slipcase. - The first volume describes 245 plans of Rome, with locations of impressions; the other two volumes illustrate the plans on 684 plates. The plans range in date from the reign of Septimius Severus to the years 1961-1962, from which come a tram and bus map of Rome and the Campagna. The most interesting maps are those produced between Bufalini’s woodcut plan (1551) and Nolli’s cartographic masterpiece of 1748, and most of these are reproduced in large scale on folding plates. ¶ Few insignificant marks on covers; otherwise a faultless copy, the heavy volumes in pristine state of preservation.