Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Spaccato di uno degli Archi di mezzo del Ponte d’Elio Adriano (arche of bridge of Hadrian), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate XI from the fourth and last volume of Le Antichità Romane collecting plates by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, firstly published by Angelo Rotili in Rome between 1756 and 1757. The second edition appeared in 1784. Original wide margins, no traces of binding or folding. Single plate with illustration and explanatory text below.

Titled below: ‘Spaccato di uno degli Archi di mezzo del Ponte d’Elio Adriano.’

Signed on the bottom right: ‘Piranesi Archit. dis. ed inc.‘.

Translated title: Vertical section of one of the arches in the middle of the Bridge of Hadrian / Verticaal gedeelte van een van de bogen in het midden van de brug van Hadrianus.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 391 x 470 mm; total 557 x 801 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, a small damp stain on the margin above, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. VAT  193,60

Excl. VAT  160,00

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