Marco Sadeler - Vestigi delle Antichita di Roma, Tivoli, Pozzuolo et altri luochi - 1606
SADELER Marco. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Rome, Tivoli, Pozzuolo and other works. Prague Egidio Sadeler 1606. First Edition. Unobtainable, spectacular collection of tables depicting fountains, churches, streets, monuments and ruins of the Eternal City, Tivoli, Pozzuoli and other places by the great naturalized Bohemian Flemish engraver. Sadeler engraved this series of views from the Frenchman Stefano Du Pérac and from the drawings of Jan Breughel the Elder and Pieter Stevens. The ancient monuments are represented as they appeared between the end of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth century, crowned with vegetation and invaded by a multitude of post-Roman structures. In addition to the views of Rome, the series also includes some tables of ruins and views of the surroundings of Naples, Baia, Cuma, Lake Averno, the Campi Flegrei, Capo Miseno and the Villa Agrippina ad Oplontis within the boundaries of Pozzuoli. Green cloth binding. Frontispiece and dedication page entirely engraved with allegorical figures. Contains title page, dedication page and 45 tables. Uniform veil of bluing on the pages. Dimensions 20x33, pp. 47.