Giacomo Lauro (1550 - –1605) - Temple of Saturn - Castle St. Angelo Rome Italy

Giacomo Lauro (1550 - –1605) - Temple of Saturn - Castle St. Angelo Rome Italy
Hand coloured folio engraving - Not signed - 1624

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.

Lot details
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
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