Rome grew from pastoral settlements on the south side of the Tiber where it forms a Z-shaped curve that contains an island where the river can be forded. Because of the river and the ford, Rome was at a crossroads of traffic following the river valley and of traders traveling north and south on the west side of the peninsula. The population grew to an estimated 310,000 people by the 3rd century BC. Rome gained dominance over the Mediterranean and the Roman Empire was established under Octavian in 27 BC. The city of Rome now surpassed a population of one million. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, Rome entered a long period of decline. During the medieval period, with the associated lack of construction activity, assured the survival of very significant ancient Roman material remains in the centre of the city. Rome was once the world's main epicentre of classical architecture, developing new forms such as the arch, the dome and the vault. Later the city became one of the main centres of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Rome's cityscape is also widely Neoclassical and Fascist in style.
This 3d map of Rome, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the area just east of the Z-shaped curve in the Tiber. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
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We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).
By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.
I have received my model safely.I have to say I am impressed with everything. The packing, the service,the comms, and especially the model which is exquisite and surpassesmy expectations. I'm glad I found you.Many thanks
Living with a fan of brutalist architecture the model of the Trellick was a perfect gift. A wonderful recreation with great attention to detail. You made a concrete fan very happy.
JUST RECEIVED MY FIRST C&M MODEL - IT'S FANTASTIC THANK YOU. I WAS ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED THAT THE MODEL WAS WITH BUILDINGS BUILT OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION SINCE YOUR WEBSITE PICTURES - IT IMPRESSIVE AND APPRECIATED. THANK YOU - YOU JUST MADE A SATISFIED CUSTOMER WHO WILL BE A REPEAT CUSTOMER.
I just received my 1:5000 model of Venice and it is stunning. Now, granted, Venice is stunning, but the model is amazing. I sent my kids and GF pics saying this is possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever bought, and I’m 64!Thanks, beautiful. No doubt I’ll be back!
I ordered the Bauhaus building and Guggenheim museum. Well packed and really beautiful models. I enjoy them very much and will order citycapes this year. Thank you Gavin for your service and patience.
Beautiful models and so well made- this is my third. A lovely piece of architectural art.
Ive just taken delivery of Berlin, Paris and Vegas (cityscapes). Just Venice left to complete my collection. Beautifully crafted and I enjoy looking at them every day. Thank you for taking such good care with the packaging. Each one is a joy to look at.
Superb service, well packaged and beautifully crafted. Truly unique and a joy to look at - thank you.
The model of Venice was a wonderful Christmas present from my dad. It is an high quality product, packaged with care, I love it!
Thank you so much! It arrived on time and I am super happy!