Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Uno de’ Frammenti dell’antica pianta di Roma (Fragment of old plan of Rome on Theatre Marcellus), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate XXVII 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: ‘Uno de’ Frammenti dell’antica pianta di Roma…’

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

Translated title: One of the fragments of the ancient plan of Rome, preserved on the Capitoline, which shows the plan of the stage building of the Theater of Marcellus / een van de fragmenten van de oude plattegrond van Rome, bewaard op het Capitool, dat de plattegrond toont van het toneelgebouw van het Theater van Marcellus.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 403 x 598 mm; total 558 x 793mm; frayed end margins, bottom left corner damaged, not affecting the plate; right external margin darkened; otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  193,60

Excl. BTW  160,00

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