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This is a fabulous town plan of Rome, including a description and location of many of the important features of the city. This map was accompanied by a Plan of Ancient Rome, which showed the city stripped of much of the development seen here.

The map is attractively laid out, showing the city within the Aurelian walls, though some roads and buildings extend outwards. The Vatican City is shown in the northwest of the map. Many churches and some ancient buildings in the city are named. The map notes that three hundred and sixty-five churches adorn the city. The location of British burial grounds is also noted.

A profile of ten famous structures lies at the bottom. These include St. Peter's Basilica, the Papal Palace, the Fountain of Trevi, and the Fountain of St. Peter's. An index of buildings grouped according to regions of Rome appears along the left of the map. This was Clarke's first map of the SDUK and showcases both his interest in Italian history and his architectural skills.