These antique prints of Rome are miniature masterpieces of the art of engraving.
Domenico Pronti made them in 1799. Visitors flocked to 18th century Rome, in the great European tradition of the "Grand Tour." Pronti made these engravings to act as guides to their tours and mementos. At the time, Rome was rustic compared to many European cities of that era. However, the magnificent ancient monuments must have seemed like alien spacecraft.
Here are some of Pronti's engravings for you to choose from. They are genuine antiques from 1799.