1624 G. Laurus - SCARCE 1st ISSUE Arch of Septimius Severus Forum Rome Italy
The Arch of Septimius Severus. This large and well preserved arch is in the Roman Forum. It was erected in 203 AD to honor Emperor Septimus Sevrius and his sons, Geta and Caracalla. The reliefs on the arch illustrate Severus's victories over the Parthians. When Caracalla succeeded his father, he had his brother killed and erased Geta's name from the monument.
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.