Jacobus Laurus (active 1583-1645) - Folio engraving, hand coloured - Temple of Hercules in the Boarian Forum, now St. Stephen on the Tiber - Rome - Italy - 1624

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Jacobus Laurus (active 1583-1645) - Folio engraving, hand coloured - Temple of Hercules in the Boarian Forum, now St. Stephen on the Tiber - Rome - Italy - 1624
Engraving - Not signed - 1624

The Temple of Hercules in the Boarian Forum, now the Church of St. Stephen on the Tiber. The Temple of Hercules Victor in the Forum Boarium isone of the better preserved structure from Rome's republican era. The temple dates from 2nd century BC and was created by a Greek architect, Hermodorus of Salamis.

The temple was converted to a church, Santo Stefano alle Carozze, in 1132. It would have been this church during the time that Lauro was writing. In the 17th century, it was rededicated as Santa Maria del Sole.

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Lauro, Giacomo ( Jacobus Laurus )

Antiquae Urbis Splendor, Hoc Est Praecipua Eiusdem Templa Amphitheatra Theatra Circi Naumachiae Arcus Triumphales Mausolea .
Romae, Apresso Vitale Mascardi, Roma, 1624.

FINE ENGRAVING from one of the most influential and beautiful works on the monuments and antiquities of ancient Rome. The Antiquae urbis splendor, ('The Splendor of the Ancient City') served as an important reference book and source of inspiration for many writers and artists. Giacomo Lauro was a roman printmaker active from 1583 to about 1650. Leaf: 30 x 22 cm

Minor age toning to margins commensurate with age.

Lot details
Artist
Jacobus Laurus (active 1583-1645) - Folio engraving, hand coloured
Title of artwork
Temple of Hercules in the Boarian Forum, now St. Stephen on the Tiber - Rome - Italy - 1624
Year
1624
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
21×31.5 cm
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