ROMA VRBS; Imperatorvm Aetate [Translation: Rome in the age of emperors]
Rome: ME de Maggiore Cristina, 1986. Second edition stated. Map. Format is approximately 48 inches by 40 inches, Folded in half four time, resulting in 16 panels. Printed on one side only. Some page discoloration at edges noted. Large map of Rome with insets of Vrbe Antiqvissima, Palativm, Forvm Romanvm cvm finitimis aedificiis. Multi-colored (black blue, red, and grey). Text in Latin and Italian. Clear labeling and lists/indexes. Some wear and tearing along the folds. Scale is approximately 100 meters to 0.75 inches. In modern historiography, Ancient Rome refers to Roman civilization from the founding of the Italian city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD. It encompasses the Roman Kingdom (753–509 BC), Roman Republic (509–27 BC) and Roman Empire (27 BC–476 AD) until the fall of the western empire. Ancient Rome began as an Italic settlement, traditionally dated to 753 BC, beside the River Tiber in the Italian Peninsula. The settlement grew into the city and polity of Rome, and came to control its neighbors through a combination of treaties and military strength. It eventually dominated the Italian Peninsula, assimilated the Greek culture of southern Italy (Magna Grecia) and the Etruscan culture and acquired an Empire that took in much of Europe and the lands and peoples surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It was among the largest empires in the ancient world, with an estimated 50 to 90 million inhabitants, roughly 20% of the world's population at the time. It covered around 1.9 million square miles at its height in AD 117. The Punic Wars with Carthage gave Rome supremacy in the Mediterranean. The Roman Empire emerged with the principate of Augustus (from 27 BC); Rome's imperial domain now extended from the Atlantic to Arabia and from the mouth of the Rhine to North Africa. In 92 AD, Rome came up against the resurgent Persian Empire and became involved in history's longest-running conflict, the Roman–Persian Wars, which would have lasting effects on both empires. Under Trajan, Rome's empire reached its territorial peak, encompassing the entire Mediterranean Basin, the southern margins of the North Sea, and the shores of the Red and Caspian Seas. Republican mores and traditions started to decline during the imperial period, with civil wars becoming a common prelude to the rise of a new emperor. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Rome, Roman Empire, Tiber River, Roman Forum, Palatium, Antiquities, Architecture, City Planning, Italy, Topography, Cartography