Striking bird’s-eye plan of Rome with decorative title cartouche, showing the city as it was c. 1550. Included are various surviving features of ancient Rome: the surrounding walls, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine, and the Forum Romanum. In the left corner in the foreground can be seen the Papal Palace and the Obelisk from the circus of Caligula and Nero. Presents two figures in the foreground, and two extensive tables of explanations. From the Civitates Orbis Terrarum (‘Atlas of the Cities of the World’) by Braun and Hogenberg the second oldest printed atlas in the history of world cartography published in Cologne in 1572.