1612 G. Laurus - SCARCE 1st ISSUE - Capitoline Hill, Rome, Italy - engraving - Classical Architecture
The Capitolium was named for the Hill it resides on. It was named the Capitoline Hill when a human skull (caput) was found while excavating for the foundation of the Temple of Jupiter. The Capitolium was one of three major areas of the hill, along with the Arx and Tarpeius. The temples that were once here have been replaced with museums.
Lauro, Giacomo ( Jacobus Laurus )
Antiquae Urbis Splendor, Hoc Est Praecipua Eiusdem Templa Amphitheatra Theatra Circi Naumachiae Arcus Triumphales Mausolea .
Romae, Apresso Vitale Mascardi, Roma, 1612-1622.
FROM THE VERY SCARCE FIRST ISSUE ISSUED IN PARTS UNTIL 1622. CORRESPONDINGLY THE ENGRAVING ARE PARTICULARLY CRISP AND WELL DEFINED. In this, and only this, issue there is not text to the verso of the engravings
FINE ENGRAVING from one of the most influential and beautiful works on the monuments and antiquities of ancient Rome. The Antiquae urbis splendor, ('The Splendor of the Ancient City') served as an important reference book and source of inspiration for many writers and artists. Giacomo Lauro was a roman printmaker active from 1583 to about 1650. Leaf: 30 x 22 cm