wood-engraving with hand-colouring, old folds as issued, occasional repaired splits or tears, mostly marginal, a dampstain in the lower margin, the sheet lined with a paper support,
Brewer (Henry William) and Henry Edward Tidmarsh.
Rome in 1890,
Supplement to The Graphic, May 24, 1890,
London, The Graphic, 1890.
a dramatic balloon view of the Eternal City, the urban sprawl dominating the lower half of the composition, with the Vatican at its upper left extreme and the Colosseum at the lower right, with the river Tiber snaking its way from the distant Apennines on the horizon, across the open countryside of the upper sheet to meander past the Castel Sant’Angelo, the Isola Tiberina, before exiting via the Ripa Grande in the lower left corner. The view is titled in prominent and decorative cartouche of papal arms and other arms, trophies and classical masonry and sculpture,.