Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Dimonstransi nella Tav.a presente la Pianta, ed elevazione del ponte, oggi detto Quattro Capi. Egli e antichissimo, e chiamavasi Fabrizio da L. Fabrizio Presid.e delle Strade, che lo fabbrico’ nel fine della Repubblica (elevation of Bridge of the Four Heads), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate XVIII 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: ‘Pianta, ed Elevazione del Ponte, oggi detto Quattro Capi.’

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

Translated title: Shown in this Plate are the plan and elevation of the bridge now called the Ponte dei Quattro Capi [Bridge of the Four Heads], which in antiquity was called the Bridge of Fabricius after L. Fabricius, the Superintendant of the Streets who built it at the end of the Republic [62 B.C.]…

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 392 x 594 mm; total 558 x 798 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, a small damp stain on the margin above, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  254,10

Excl. BTW  210,00

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