Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630)

[Antique title page, 1608] The Seven Wonders of the World / De zeven wereldwonderen [Septem orbis admiranda], published 1608, 1 p.

Frontispiece to the set of seven plates and this page, designed by Antonio Tempesta.

The plates depict the seven Wonders of the World. The title reads: SEPTEM | ORBIS ADMIRANDA | EX ANTIQVITATIS MONVMENTIS COLLECTA, | ET OBLECTATIONI PVBLICAE IN AEREAS TABVLAS | AB | ANTONIO TEMPESTA FLORENTINO | RELATA: | A | IVSTO RYCHIO GANDENSE | VERSIBVS CELEBRATA, | ROMAE | ANNO M.DC.IIX. | Venduntur | Antuerpiae | apud Io. Bap.tam | Vrintium.

Therefore the set was published in Rome and sold in Antwerp. At the bottom the dedication to the collector Charles de Croy (1560-1614).

Date of print 1608.

Etching on paper with small margins; plate mark: 224 x 287 mm, total: 245 x 308 mm. Some foxing and dirt on the margin above, possibly due to the glue employed to mount the print to a cardboard mat. Nicely contrasted impression. Bartsch XVII.187.1452.

Incl. BTW  217,80

Excl. BTW  180,00

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