Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Two antique prints, etchings, Piranesi] Avanzo del Mausoleo d’Elio Adriano Imp. re. (two plates) (Remains of mausoleum Hadrian, now Castel S. Angelo, Engelenburcht), published 1756-1784, 2 pp.

Plates VI 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. Two single plates with illustration and explanatory text below.

Titled below: ‘Avanzo del Mausoleo d’Elio Adriano Imp. re..’ Continuous lettering between the two plates, 1st plate from A to M, 2nd plate from N to Y.

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

Translated title: Remains of the Mausoleum of the Emperor Hadrian, today converted into the principal fortress of Rome, called Castel S. Angelo / Overblijfselen van het mausoleum van Keizer Hadrianus, vandaag omgebouwd tot de Engelenburcht.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate marks: ca. 451 x 690 mm; total ca. 556 x 795 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, some small stains on the most external margins, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  484,00

Excl. BTW  400,00

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