Abstract

The map of Rome published in 1781 by Giuseppe Vasi, one of the most successful printmakers active in that city in the eighteenth century, is considered something of a failure. This article reevaluates Vasi's Nuova pianta in light of contemporary mapmaking practice, Vasi's ambitions with regard to his larger corpus, and his intended audience—an inclusive mix of Grand Tourists and prominent Italians. Vasi's map might not embody radical innovation on a technical or artistic level, but is still a highly revealing window onto the art and business of printmaking in Settecento Roman culture.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-315X
Print ISSN
0013-2586
Pages
pp. 259-279
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-13
Open Access
No
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