Elevation Dv Coste De Larc De Constantin A Rome

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Artist: Desgodetz, Antoine

Title or Name: Elevation Dv Coste De Larc De Constantin A Rome

Plate Number: III

Publication: Les Edifices Antiques de Rome Dessines et Mesures tres Exactement

Date Published: 1682

Medium: Engraving

Paper: Laid, Watermarked

Condition: Edge and margin tone, spotting in the margins, light text bleed-through from verso, otherwise Excellent

Paper Size: 17-1/4″ x 10-1/2″ Plate Mark: 13-1/4″ x 8-1/4″

Includes: Brief Artist Biography

ID #: P 6556

Prints from this publication are rare.

Antique Architectural Engraving Print

Antoine Desgodetz studied under François Blondel at the Academy of Architecture in Paris between 1672 and 1674 and was then dispatched to Rome by Louis XIV’s minister, Colbert, in order to study ancient buildings. The result was a book, Ancient Edifices of Rome, dedicated to Colbert and published at the king’s expense. Composed of accurate drawings of Rome’s main ancient buildings (as well as the amphitheater in Verona) accompanied by commentaries, the goal of the book was to provide the first precise description of ancient Roman architecture, thereby correcting errors committed by the likes of Andrea Palladio, Sebastiano Serlio, and Antonio Labacco. It remained an authoritative reference work on ancient architecture until the end of the 18th century.

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