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. Nolli began surveying in 1736 and the map was published in 1748.
The Nolli Map is composed of 12 exquisite copper plate engravings, which combined measure 176 cm (69 in) by 208 cm (82 in). The Nolli map was the first accurate map of Rome since antiquity and captures the Eternal City at the height of its cultural and artistic achievements.
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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 and
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