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    Lot 185 – Pirro Ligorio (Naples, 1513 ? Ferrara, 30 ottobre 1583), ‘Antiquae Urbis Romae Imago’, Rome 1561

    June 20, 2022

Lot 185 – Pirro Ligorio (Naples, 1513 ? Ferrara, 30 ottobre 1583), ‘Antiquae Urbis Romae Imago’, Rome 1561

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Lot 185 – Pirro Ligorio (Naples, 1513 ? Ferrara, 30 ottobre 1583), ‘Antiquae Urbis Romae Imago’, Rome 1561

Current Auction: N. 17 
AMERICAN DESIGN & EUROPEAN GRAPHICS
( Rome, July 06-07, 2022 - 5:00 P.M. CEST )

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Engraving on laid paper depicting ancient Rome; bottom left side bears the inscription ‘Antiquae Urbis Romae Imago accuratiss: ex vetustis monumentis ex vestigiis videlicet aedificior, moenium ruinis, eide numismatum monumentis aenis, plumbeis, saxeis tigliniso collecta, veter deniq auctorum fide confirmata in hac tabulam redacta atq descripta a Pyrrho Ligorio romano per XIIII regiones in quas urbem divisit Imp. Caesar Augustus’. Flaws present, unframed. Copper engraving, dimensions 20.8×24.4 in.

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