Rome & Its Environs., from a Trigonometrical Survey

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At the nexus between topography and illustration, "Rome and its Environs" allows us to consider the shifting boundaries between the arts and sciences, imagination and description. That it illustrates a classical landscape, mapped out by Gibbon's History of the Decline of Empires, transports viewers back to a classical Rome now in decline, and now the past Empire that Britain hopes to become.