Scarce 1785 example of the Leonardo Bufalino plan of ancient Rome, originally engraved in 1551, which in turn was copied by Giambattista Nolli in 1748.
This edition of the map was drawn by Giovanni Brun and printed by Carlo Los Lanno in Rome.
Leonardo Bufalino originally produced his monumental and beautifully executed plan of Rome, its monuments and ancient ruins in 1551, showing the city situated amidst this remarkable historical tapestry. In 1748, Nolli revised this map to include the modern city, along with a reduced example of the Bufalino plan to complement his modern map. The Nolli map also showed the significant growth of Rome between 1551 and 1748, in the two centuries since Bufalino's original work, while furnishing the more complete picture of ancient structures and ruins that Bufalino provided. .
This example retains the same illustrations and 307 point keys as the original Bufalino and Nolli editions of the map.