Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Two antique prints, etchings, Piranesi] Avanzi del Mausoleo, e del Ponte d’Elio Adriano Inventario (two plates)(Bridge of Hadrian illustrated to their foundations), published 1756-1784, 2 pp.

Plates VII 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. Two single plates with illustration and explanatory text below.

Titled below: ‘Avanzi del Mausoleo, e del Ponte d’Elio Adriano….’ Continuous lettering between the two plates.
Nella Tav. precedente si sono dimostrati gli avanzi del Mausoleo, e del Ponte d’Elio Adriano sino da loro fondam.ti nella presente si riporta il taglio, o sia spaccato de’ medesimi.
Signed on the bottom right on the second plate: ‘Piranesi Archit. dis. ed inc.‘.

Translated title: In the previous plate the remains of the Mausoleum and the Bridge of Hadrian were illustrated right through to their foundations. In the present plates a cut-away or section of the same is shown.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate marks: ca. 447 x 687 mm; total ca. 556 x 800 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, some tears slightly affecting the plate, some small stains on the most external margins, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

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