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the footsteps of an XVIIIth century traveller
The 1765 View
The view is made of 12 (6x2) very large plates to be tiled pasted.
In this site it is split into 72 sections: 12 numbers from left
to right (1-12) for the width and 6 letters (A-F) for
the height. You may wish to compare Vasi's view with his 1781 Map, with a
view from S. Pietro in Montorio (very close to the point from which this
view was taken) of the end of the XIXth century.
Today's photographic Grand Views of Rome available in this website:
Grand View from Villa Lante (the most similar to Vasi's view)
Grand View of Campo Marzio
Grand View of Rome from Giardino degli Aranci.
Note: the Grand View shows most of the monuments of Rome, but not all of them. See the list of links to pages showing monuments not mentioned in the View.
Note: Sections "A" show just the sky (il Cielo) of Rome
The Grand View at Piazzale del Gianicolo, near the Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi
The Grand View of Rome was accompanied by:
1765 Grand View of Campo Vaccino
1765 Grand View of Vatican City
1771 Grand View of the Aventine Hill
1771 Grand View of the Tribune of S. Maria Maggiore.
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