No two copies of the Speculum Romanae magnificentiae (Rome: 1575) are alike; the University of Chicago's is the largest compilation known, with over 900 engravings of views and monuments of Classical and early modern Rome. The core of the Speculum was expanded by later owners, resulting in an extraordinary array of beautiful prints that constitute an invaluable historical and artistic resource for the study of Roman life and art. The selections in this exhibition reveal the nature and variety of the collection and the rarity and quality of individual prints.
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
Jan. 1, 1966
Dec. 31, 1966
The Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center