Giambattista Nolli (1701-56), architect and surveyor, is best known for his Pianta Grande di Roma (Great Plan of Rome), now universally known as the Nolli Map (176 cm by 208 cm). Nolli began surveying in 1736 and his map was published in 1748.
The Nolli Map, which is made up of 12 exquisite copper plate engravings, was the first accurate map of Rome since antiquity and captures the Eternal City at the height of its cultural and artistic achievements.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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