Nero’s Golden Palace


A speculative view of Nero’s Golden Palace in the heart of Rome.

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This attractive print shows the immense grounds of Nero’s Domus Aurea, or Golden Palace. Built upon the ruins of the fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64 AD (allegedly while the emperor fiddled), the vast complex took less than five years to construct.

Unfortunately for Nero, he died prior to its completion, and subsequent emperors quickly repurposed much of the site. Most notably, the central lake would eventually become the location of the Coliseum when construction began under Vespasian.

The print was engraved around 1742 by John Blundell for inclusion in Charles Rollin’s ‘The Roman History’.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1742

Author: John Blundell

Sheet Width (in): 17.60

Sheet Height (in): 14.40

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Creasing and moderate wear along several vertical folds, and further wear visible around the outer edges. Highlighted with lightly applied hand color.


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