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Lot nr:891
Book nr:27248
Author:BELLORI, Giovanni Pietro (1613-1696)
Title:Columna Antoniniana Marci Aurelii Antoni Augusti rebus gestis insignis germanis simul, et sarmatis, gemino bello devictis ...
Town:Rome
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Year:[1672]
Description:In-folio oblong (31,5 x 41 cm), engraved title, two engraved dedications, 75 numbered engraved plates, of which plates 2 and 3 combined to form a large folding plate. Occasional light foxing in outer margins, 3 lvs. with some water stains in the margins. Some copies have 2 unnumbered additional plates. Contemporary vellum binding, soiled, some stains and scratches
Note:First edition of Pietro Santi Bartoli's masterful engraved survey of the column of Marcus Aurelius, erected after the Emperor's death in A.D. 180 to celebrate his victories against the German and Sarmation tribes north of the Danube.
Antiquarian, collector, and one of the founders of modern archaeology, Bellori was librarian to Queen Christina of Sweden, and, from 1670-1694, papal Commissioner of Antiquities. Ref. Cicognara 3604
Price:€500 - €700
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