Lauro, Giacomo (1550-1605) - Hand coloured folio engraving - Theatrum Pompeii Magni - Theater of Pompey, Rome, Italy - First State

Description
Lauro, Giacomo (1550-1605) - Hand coloured folio engraving - Theatrum Pompeii Magni - Theater of Pompey, Rome, Italy - First State
Engraving - Not signed - 1624

The Theater of Pompey was the first permanent stone theater in Rome. It was built by by Pompeius on the Campus Martius. Prior to that time, theaters were wooden and built for necessity for specific events. The theater was built with a temple, that of Venus Victrix and both may have been dedicated at the same time around 52 BC.

Lauro, Giacomo ( Jacobus Laurus ) - Apresso Vitale Mascardi, Roma, 1637.

Dimensions Leaf: ca. 32 x 22.5 cm

Condition: Excellent condition.

Fine engraving, taken 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.

Descriptive text to verso. Fine wove paper.

Lot details
Artist
Lauro, Giacomo (1550-1605) - Hand coloured folio engraving
Title of artwork
Theatrum Pompeii Magni - Theater of Pompey, Rome, Italy - First State
Year
1624
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
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