Decorative and highly detailed map of Ancient Rome, from the time of Augustus Caesar.
Shows Rome in Ancient times, including the bridges across the Tibr, fortifications and other early details, with all the ancient monuments prominently located. The keys on either side of the image locate 269 points of interest.
Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch mapmaker and publisher who printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated books, but is best known for his voluminous output of maps and atlases. Van der Aa was born to a German stonecutter from Holstein. Interestingly, all three van der Aa sons came to be involved in the printing business. Hildebrand was a copper engraver and Boudewyn was a printer.