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1624 LAURO - FIRST ISSUE The Curia Hostilia, Rome - Hand col. 4to engraving - Classical Architecture

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The title in Latin translates to "Senate House on the Monte Caelio, now the church of Saints Io and Paul." The Curia Hostilia was the meeting place for the Senate during the Roman Republic and was located in the Roman Forum. It was part of the Comitium, which was the political gathering place. The building has been ascribed to Tullus Hostilius, who reigned between 673 BC – 642 BC. The building was replaced and enlarged several times, but was destroyed in 53 BC. The Curia Julia, which still stands and has been restored, was built close to the site. Lauro's entry locates the Curia Hostilia on the Caelian Hill, but scholars locate it in the Roman Forum. The church of Saints Io and Paul was built over a basilica on the Caelian Hill.

Issued in 1624. First State.

Lauro, Giacomo ( Jacobus Laurus )

Antiquae Urbis Splendor, Hoc Est Praecipua Eiusdem Templa Amphitheatra Theatra Circi Naumachiae Arcus Triumphales Mausolea .

Romae, Apresso Vitale Mascardi, Roma, 1624.

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: 27.5 x 21 cm

Two marginal worm holes.