Plan des catacombes de Syracuse ; intérieur d'une des chambres sépulcrales des catacombes


Plan des catacombes de Syracuse ; intérieur d'une des chambres sépulcrales des catacombes

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Title:
Plan des catacombes de Syracuse ; intérieur d'une des chambres sépulcrales des catacombes
Title (alt.):
Intérieur d'une des chambres sépulcrales des catacombes
Description:
Syracuse, the main city of classical Sicily, was settled by the Corinthians in the 8th century BCE. By the 2nd century CE, Syracuse was under Roman control, and it was during this time that the first burials took place in the area now known as the Catacombs of San Giovanni. Displayed here in this late 18th-century print, the catacomb complex is believed to have been built upon existing aqueducts and cisterns used by ancient Syracuse residents. The map illustrates the pathways in the underground complex, along with large open spaces called rotundas and their occuli, or skylights, while the scene below depicts an expedition in the sepulcher.
Cartographer:
Renard, Jean Augustin, 1744-1807
Engraver:
Berthault, Pierre Gabriel, 1737-1831
Artist:
Desprez, Louis-Jean, 1743-1804
Name on Item:
levé et dessiné sur les lieux par Renard Archit. ; gravé par Bertheault ; dessinée par Desprez ; gravé par Berthault
Date:
[1786]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Catacombs--Italy--Syracuse--Maps--Early works to 1800
Catacombs--Italy--Syracuse--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Syracuse (Italy)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
ItalySicily (region)Siracusa (province)Syracuse
Publisher:
[Paris] : [Imprimerie de Clousier]
Notes:
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
Map and illustration of the Catacombs of San Giovanni.
From Jean Claude Richard de Saint Non's Voyage pittoresque ou description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile, quatrième volume, seconde partie (Paris : Imprimerie de Clousier, 1786).
Map oriented with north to the upper right.
Map includes 4 illustrations.
In upper left of map: No. 520.
In upper left of illustration: No. 521.
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017.
Extent:
1 map and 1 illustration on 1 sheet ; 17 x 24 cm and 15 x 23 cm, on sheet 49 x 34 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:600
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_016076
Call #:
G6714.S99E15 1786 .R46
Barcode:
39999085942835
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