Haec calles medios et scalam Colossei. Engraving of 1581. Measurement of the engraved part 26.2 x 20.8 cm. Rare view of a part of the Colosseum in Rome. Burnished sample, printed on laid paper with watermark. Engraved by Hieronymus Cock (Antwerp, 1510 - Antwerp, 1570) was a Flemish painter, best known as an engraver, art dealer and publisher. Important were the etchings depicting Roman landscapes and ruins. Cock's work was significant for the dissemination and knowledge of the fundamental works of the great artists of the Netherlands, as well as for the dissemination of works inspired by foreign, Italian, Raffaellian and all Europe motifs.