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’ve just taken delivery. Its amazing, thanks again!
The two models arrived today safe and sound. They are excellent and we are very pleased with them.
THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH! I just received the gift for my husband. Fantastic service. I cannot wait for the surprise.Thank you.
My Shankly Gates arrived safe and sound earlier today and I bloody love them!A lifelong Liverpool fan and born and raised about fifteen miles away from where Shankly came from in Ayrshire so I'm a very happy boy! Thank you to you and your team for such a wonderful piece which I shall cherish.
Bought the Amsterdam ‘Blue River’ model. The quality is superb. Level of detail on the model is phenomenal, I’m sure I’ll be making a collection of these. Buy one you won’t regret it! Just an idea I would like to see some more UK cities added like Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh…
I THINK THAT A MODEL OF THE DE LA WARR PAVILION IN BEXHILL WOULD BE ENORMOUSLY POPULAR ( I NOTE THAT YOU HAVE DONE THE MARINE COURT IN ST LEONARDS - I LIVED IN HASTINGS AND ST LEONARDS AS A CHILD AND TEENAGER IN THE 50S AND 60S AND MY FATHER WAS DEPUTY BOROUGH ENGINEER WHO RESCUED AN ORIGINAL OAK DOOR FROM ONE OF THE MARINE COURT'S REFURBISHMENTS AND TURNED IT INTO AN OAK , SADLY NO LONGER WITH US, NEITHER NOR FATHER - TO MY MIND THE PAVILION IS FAR MORE ICONIC AND WE COULD DO WITH THE BENEFIT OF YOUR EXPERTISE TO A BEAUTIFUL MODEL OF THAT GLORIOUS PIECE OF ART DECO CONSTRUCTION). THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
Thanks for your email. Beautiful workmanship! Very happy.
Just got my Carreras factory model and I couldn't be happier! I had visited it in person a number of years ago when I was in London and thought it was impressive in both scale and design. I have many pictures from that visit but it is great to have in a 3-D version that I see every day.
Please consider adding the iconic 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the centerpiece of New York's Rockefeller Plaza, and the brilliant statue of Prometheus directly in front of the main entrance. I believe these would be welcome additions to your outstanding offerings.
Received the Firestone Factory, Brentford model and it's as good as I had hoped for. If anything it's better! Thanks very much.