4 reconstruction of the aviary of Marcus Terentius Varro/ BRAMBI


Description: [A reconstruction of the aviary of Marcus Terentius Varro]
BRAMBILLA, Ambrogio.
Ornithon sive Aviarium M Varronis Pyrro Ligorio neap inv. Rome: Hendrik van Schoel, 1607. 480 x 365mm.
The famed aviary of Marcus Terentius Varro (116 - 27 BC) in Casinum (Cassino), drawn by Brambilla after a reconstruction by Pirro Ligorio (c.1510-83). Built in 64 BC, the ‘ornithon’ was looted by the army of Mark Antony in 47BC. This place was first published by Duchetti in 1581, after taking over the publication of Salamanca's 'Speculum Romanæ Magnificentiæ' after the death of his uncle, Antionio Lafreri, in 1577. Later Hendrik van Schoel (c.1565-1622) of Antwerp bought a number of Duchetti's plates for re-issue in a business in Rome.
[Ref: 18876] £850.00 ($1,059 • €942 rates)
  • Number: 1011744 (18876)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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