1624 LAURO Giacomo The Isola Tiberina ROME Italy - Hand color FOLIO engraving - Classical Art & Architecture
The Isola Tiberina, formerly the Tempio di Giove Licaonio, now the Island of Saint Bartholomew. At one time the entirety of the Isola Tiberina had been covered in marble to make the island look like a ship. The Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Island now stands on the site of the Temple Aesculapius. Bridges connect the island to either side of the Tiber.
Lauro, Giacomo ( Jacobus Laurus )
Antiquae Urbis Splendor, Hoc Est Praecipua Eiusdem Templa Amphitheatra Theatra Circi Naumachiae Arcus Triumphales Mausolea .
Romae, Apresso Vitale Mascardi, Roma, 1637.
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