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PIRANESI, Francesco (1758--1810)
Icnografia del Circo di Caracalla fuori della Porta Capena in oggi S. Sebastiano
[Rome], [F. Piranesi],, [c. 1790].
Engraving, printed on 2 joined sheets ; 38.5 x 128.0 cm. (image)

The title is engraved in a ruled compartment at the top of the image. Signed Cav. Francesco Piranesi inc. This separately issued print was probably first published in Rome in about 1790. It is offered at 5 fr. on p. 17 of the 1801 'Calcographie de Piranesi frères' catalogue (q.v.), by which time it was included in the miscellaneous group of engravings by Francesco Piranesi that form vol. XXIII of the collected Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Francesco Piranesi e d'altri (subsequently re-issued by Firmin-Didot in Paris between 1835 and 1839). For a digital reproduction of the two sections of the print see the University of Tokyo website 'Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi', Kamei Collection, nos. 1036-7: http://tinyurl.com/2upt8t (Accessed 13 February 2008.)

Copy Notes In a group of various prints engraved and / or published by Francesco Piranesi in the 1780s and early 1790s bound at the end of a copy of G.B. Piranesi's Differentes vues de qvelqves restes ... de l'ancienne ville de Pesto, [Rome, 1778] (q.v.).

Binding C19th half diced calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, marbled edges, gilt-tooled spine, gilt lettered 'Colonna/ Traiano/ Pesto Adriana/ Pompei, &c.' Uniformly bound with Vedute di Roma [1747--1787] (q.v.) and Vasi candelabri cippi... [1778--1791] (q.v.).

Reference Number 6442

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