Plate XXIII - Plan of the thermae

The plan of the baths, though on a small scale, will suffice to give a clear idea of the only perfect thermae existing, without the additions, which would render it unintelligible. The apartments which face two of the streets and a part of the third may have been shops or dwellings, totally unconnected with the uses of the thermae.

The border is composed of fourteen different patterns or subjects, useful to carvers, gilders, and ornamental painters, and all found on the walls of Pompeii.