Fine example of Francois Halma's beautiful rendition of a Roman amphitheater and a fight between Roman gladiators and lions.
The map shows a gruesome battle with the lions taking the upper hand. This was watched by plebians and patricians who thoroughly enjoy the occurrences, sat in a vast, Roman-style amphitheater.
This view was published in Amsterdam near the end of the 17th century.
This map was republished by Pieter van der Aa in his Galerie Agreeable du Monde. This later state can be identified by the addition of the pagination just inside of the lower right platemark.