This print is by Giuseppe Vasi, an Italian architect, and engraver known for his Vedute, or views of Rome. Vasi was born in Corleone, Sicily, and later moved to Rome. Between 1746 and 1761, he published a series of ten volumes containing 240 engraved views of Rome, which continued to be published until the 19th century.
The Porto di Ripetta was a port located on the Tiber River in Rome, Italy. In the 18th century, it was a bustling hub of trade and commerce, with ships arriving and departing from the port and merchants selling their goods in the nearby streets. The area was also home to several important landmarks, including the Church of St. Jerome, the dome of the Church of St. Rocco, and the Borghese Palace, residence of the wealthy Borghese family. The print by Giuseppe Vasi provides a detailed and accurate depiction of the area during this time.