Pianta di Roma colla situazione di tutti i monumenti... Beautiful and large copper engraving of 1756. Size of the engraved part 47 x 67.5 cm. Shows the map of Rome contained in the first volume of the "Roman Antiquities". Exemplary extract from the first Roman edition, with lily watermark in the circle. The print is in excellent condition, wide margins editorial, printed on laid paper with watermark. Bibliography: Focillon 153 - Wilton Ely 288. Engraved by Giovan Battista Piranesi. Draftsman, printmaker and architect, born in Morano di Mestre on Oct. 4, 1720, died in Rome on November 9th 1778. Someone has dubbed the "Rembrandt of architecture." This artist has not only reproduced the ancient ruins of the Roman power, but was also one of the most authoritative archeologists of his time. It 'was a student of Scalfarotto, of Giuseppe and Domenico Valeriani, was also a student of Bibiena. And had worked as a teacher Giuseppe Vasi with whom he had a very confrontational, it seems that he wanted to kill him because of envy that the jars held him in, for example, did not sufficiently taught the secrets of etching. It is believed to have worked on the painting with Tiepolo. His first work was "The Roman Antiquities" which was followed by numerous works. It has recorded about 2000 branches, almost all large. Despite a great reputation and a great reputation not enriched never for very low prices of his works. He was a member of the Order of Christ and of the Society of Antiques London.
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