|Measures:||590 x 410 mm|
It is the most famous image of Rome given to the prints at the end of '400. Having been inserted in the very fortunate work of Hartman Schedel commonly known with the name of Chronicle of Nuremberg can be said without doubt common.
It is a derivation from the prototype common to all the medieval map of Rome and known as the Mantua panorama, in turn taken from a presumed but still unknown panorama engraved in the workshop of Francesco Rosselli around 1485. The city is seen from the northeast in a bird's eye view to highlight the Vatican area which has been the subject of various works including the Borgo thorns, the Belvedere (1485/87), the Santo Spirito and the Pope's palace. Also recognizable are the realizations of Santa Maria del Popolo and Ponte Sisto. Among the antiquities stand out the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Antonine column and in the foreground the Dioscuri in the original location near the Baths of Diocletian. The Tiber Island is curiously missing. (see Marigliani p. 117).
Schedel's monumental Liber Cronicarum was “one of the most extraordinary works ever produced” The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff.
Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations.
The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe. Woodcut, fine hand colouring, in good condition.
A. P. Frutaz, "Le piante di Roma", XCVI; C. Marigliani, "Le Piante di Roma delle collezioni private", n. 8; M. Gori Sassoli (a cura di), "Roma Veduta" p. 139, n. 5; Scaccia Scarafoni, "Le Piante di Roma", n. 125.