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CAII CESTII marmorea PYRAMIS... Views of Rome [Set title]

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Title: CAII CESTII marmorea PYRAMIS... Views of Rome [Set title]
Author: Unknown engraver, Schenck, Pieter (1660-1713)
Description: 47th plate of 100 portraying Rome's palaces and ruins and even reconstruction of ancient buildings in Rome. The second state of these etchings were collected in the publication by Peter Schenck:'Roma aeterna, sive ipsius aedificiorum Romanorum, integrorium collapsorumque, conspectus duplex. ' In the 'Aedificiorum Index':'47. Sepulcrum Cestii', view on the reconstruction of the Pyramid of Cestius (18-12 BC), tomb for Gaius Cestius, a magistrate in Rome. During the construction of the Aurelian Walls between 271 and 275, the pyramid was incorporated into the walls to form a triangular bastion. It was one of many structures in the city to be reused to form part of the new walls. Inscribed on the bottom in Latin and Dutch:'CAII CESTII marmorea PYRAMIS... / P Schenck exc: Amstelod: cum Privil:'
Colouring: EURO 97 INCL. VAT
Condition: Prenten, Topografie, Architectuur, Ets, Italie, Rome
Technique: Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 168 x 198 mm; total: 192 x 254 mm; state I/2; some dirt along the external margins; Hollstein 1497-1596; Nagler 177; Le Blanc 19; Wurzbach 313
  • Number: 1871102 (60476)
  • Dealer: Antiquariaat van der Steur Den Haag







 
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