Nuova pianta degli scavi di Pompei


Nuova pianta degli scavi di Pompei

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Title:
Nuova pianta degli scavi di Pompei
Description:
Located at the southeastern base of Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii were discovered in the late 16th century; however, serious archaeological excavations did not begin at the site until the mid-18th century. The city had been "preserved in time" for nearly 1,700 years after Vesuvius exploded in 79 CE and buried the site in nearly 23 feet of volcanic debris. The 1862 map displayed here illustrates the excavations of Pompeii as they existed at that time, and lists 95 points of interest, including the Forum (65), the Triangular Forum (84) and the Amphitheatre (89).
Lithographer:
Steeger
Date:
1862
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Excavations (Archaeology)--Italy--Pompeii (Extinct city)--Maps
Pompeii (Extinct city)--Maps
Places:
ItalyCampania (region)Napoli (province)Pompeii (area)
Publisher:
[Place of publication not identified] : Lit. Steeger
Notes:
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
Includes index to points of interest.
Inset: [Neapolis and environs].
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017.
Extent:
1 map ; 48 x 71 cm, folded in cover 18 x 12 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,800
Language:
Italian
Identifier:
06_01_015085
Call #:
G6714.P76E15 1862 .N86
Barcode:
39999085930905
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