Michael C. Carlos Museum
12:00 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

17th Century Rome Comes Alive At The Carlos Museum

Historical maps have long allowed us to explore far away places. Now, thanks to technology, a paper map is coming alive at the Emory University Michael C. Carlos Museum. The exhibit, Antichita, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome, features maps and drawings spanning the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Giovanni Battista Falda's Nuova pianta (far left), published in 1676, is the basis for the virtual experience in the Antichita, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.
Giovanni Battista Falda's Nuova pianta (far left), published in 1676, is the basis for the virtual experience in the Antichita, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.
Credit Michael C. Carlos Museum

Visitors can not only view the maps themselves, but pick up an Xbox controller and dive right into the virtual Italian city of engraver Giovanni Battista Falda. WABE's John Lemley visited co-curator Sarah McPhee at the exhibit to discuss Rome, both on paper and on the computer screen.

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