Map Of Rome

The study focused on an extract from Leon Battista Alberti’s book entitled Delineation of the city of Rome, published around the 1450’s. Alberti describes an instrument that he has invented which permits any individual, “even a man endowed with an average intellect” to map the city of Rome. The map, as Alberti describes, works following two scale systems; one of direction and one of distance. If you have these two givens, you are able to place any point in Rome on the map.


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