La pianta grande di Roma (The Large Plan of Rome), after Giovanni Battista Nolli (Italian, 1701–1756) and Giovanni Paolo Panini (Italian, 1691–1765), also known as The Nolli Map Engraver: Pietro Campana (Italian, 1727–1779)
Engraver: Carlo Nolli (Italian, 1710–1770)
Engraver: Rocco Pozzi (Italian, 1701–1774)
After: Giovanni Battista Nolli (Italian, 1701–1756)
After: Giovanni Paolo Panini (Italian, Rome, 1691–1765)


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Giovanni Battista Nolli was an architect and surveyor who lived in Rome and devoted his life to documenting the architectural and urban foundations of the city. His masterwork, The Large Plan of Rome, is an extraordinary technical achievement and represents a milestone in cartography. It is composed of twelve sheets of paper and documents nearly eight square miles of the city as well as the surrounding terrain. The map not only records the important streets, squares, and public spaces of Rome but also includes drains, detailed interiors, and cemeteries. It celebrates both ancient and modern Rome.


Engraving on 12 plates


67 9/16 × 80 7/8 in. (171.6 × 205.5 cm)
sheet (each): 16 3/4 × 26 5/8 in. (42.6 × 67.7 cm)
framed: 71 1/4 × 84 7/8 × 2 3/8 in. (181 × 215.6 × 6 cm)

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The Arthur Ross Collection

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18th century


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William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Arthur Ross Foundation, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Suzanne Boorsch et al., Meant to Be Shared: The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2015), 32, fig. 20
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