• Title: Pianta della Città di Firenze
  • Author: Attilio Zuccagni-Orlandini
  • Date: 1844
  • Medium: Steel engraving
  • Condition: Excellent – minor scuffing in margins
  • Inches: 20 3/4 x 15 1/2 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 52.71 x 39.37 [Image]
  • Product ID: 1381

Plan of the city of Florence, Italy by Attilio Zuccagni-Orlandini. Colored lines indicate different iterations of the city’s walls, which grew larger over time to encompass Florence’s expanding population. The innermost section of the city outlined in green represents Roman Florence, distinguishable by its grid pattern. Notably, it is not aligned with the banks of the River Arno, as Romans oriented their cities according to the cardinal directions rather than local topography. The map contains a numbered legend to the right, which indicates major buildings and landmarks of the region. These include sites dedicated to various saints, parish churches, charitable institutions, schools, convents, and libraries. A decorative cartouche in the bottom right corner displays the emblems of the historic neighborhoods, or quartieri, of the city, as well as those of the seven major guilds (arti maggiori). Locations labeled on the map include the Piazza di S. Giovanni (Piazza del Duomo), Piazza di S. Croce, Piazza di S. Maria Novella, Porta Romana, Porta S. Niccolò, Ponte alla Carraia, Ponte S. Trinita, Ponte Vecchio, Ponte alle Grazie, Giardino di Boboli, and the Mercato Vecchio prior to its demolition in the late-nineteenth century.