Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Spaccato del Ponte Fabrizio, detto de’ quattro Capi (Bridge of Fabricius, Ponte dei Quattro Capi), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate XIX 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 del Ponte Fabrizio, detto de’ quattro Capi.’

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

Translated title: Vertical section of the Bridge of Fabricius, called the Ponte dei Quattro Capi [Bridge of the Four Heads] /Verticaal gedeelte van de brug van Fabricius, tegenwoordig de Ponte dei Quattro Capi [Brug van de Vier Hoofden] genoemd…

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 395 x 600 mm; total 560 x 798 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, a small damp stain on the margin above, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  193,60

Excl. BTW  160,00

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