Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] L Fabricivs c f Cvr viar facivndvm coeravit ; Iscrizione incisa ne’ Cunei d’uno dei grand’Archi del Ponte Fabricio (inscriptions on arche of Bridge of the four heads in Rome), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate XVII 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: ‘Iscrizione incisa ne’ Cunei d’uno dei grand’Archi del Ponte Fabricio.’

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

Translated title: Inscription incised in the voussoir blocks of one of the large arches of the Bridge of Fabricius (today called the Ponte dei Quattro Capi [Bridge of the Four Heads]) from the side adjacent to the Theater of Marcellus…

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 372 x 517 mm; total 556 x 792 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  193,60

Excl. BTW  160,00

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