Dominique Magnan (1731-1796) exquisite engraving Aesculapius GOD OF MEDICINE
Aesculapius: The ancient Roman god of medicine, whose staff with a snake curled around it is commonly used as a symbol of medicine. According to mythology, Aesculapius's children included Hygeia, the goddess of health, and Panaceia, the goddess of healing.
FINE ORIGINAL ENGRAVING FROM 1779
Leaf: 28 x 20.3 cm ; 11 x 8 inches
Blank to verso.
This beautiful copper engraving comes from the extremely rare series of engravings produced for "Calcografia di Roma, ovvero, Le piante, vendute, piazze, chiese, palazzi, bassirilievi, statue ed altri monumenti antichi e moderni di questra superba citta . Incisi in rame e divisi in vari volumi."