The Castle St. Angelo was originally designed by architect Demitriano to be a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and was completed in 129 AD. It functioned as a mausoleum for a number of years.
The building was converted to a military fortress in around 271 AD by Emperor Aurelian when he began to fortify the city by building a wall. The image shown here is with a fireworks display. Fireworks became popular in Europe during the 16th century.
Lauro, Giacomo ( Jacobus Laurus ) (1550–1605)
Apresso Vitale Mascardi, Roma, ca 1624.
Engraving taken from one of the most influential and beautiful works on the monuments and antiquities of ancient Rome. The , ('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 print maker active from 1583 to about 1650.
Leaf: ca. 28.8 x 23.5 cm
Later hand color. Text to verso
Last photo shows paper texture under a light tray.
- Giacomo Lauro (1550 - 1605)
- Title of artwork
- Temple of Saturn - Castle St. Angelo Rome Italy
- Hand coloured folio engraving
- Not signed
- Overall in good condition
- Sold with frame