Bufalini's Plan of Rome 1551 / 1748

1551 bufalini map
Pianta di Roma di Leonardo Bufalini reproduced by Giovanni Batista Nolli, 1551 / 1748

Nolli's homage to the 16th century cartographer Bufalini was published at the same time as the Pianta Grande and the smaller Pianta Piccolo. For Nolli, Bufalini's map is significant because it was the first map since antiquity to represent the city as an ichnographic plan and employs the characteristics figure ground technique that Nolli made famous. It was clearly the model for the Pianta Grande even though it lacks the accuracy which he was able to achieve in that master work.

Jim Tice, Erik Steiner, Allan Ceen, and Dennis Beyer
Department of Architecture and InfoGraphics Lab, Department of Geography, University of Oregon
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