The Image of Nilus brought by Vespasiam out of Aegypt and now to be Seene at Rome in the Vatican.
Engraving. Plate 139 x 222mm. 5½ x 8¾".
A statue found in the Vatican Garden brought by Titus Flavius Vespasianus from Egypt when in July 69 he was declared emperor by the Roman Senate. Nilus in Greek mythology represented the god of the Nile river itself. This particular engraving was published in Sandys's "Relation of a Journey begun An Dom. 1610". On verso is text and another engraving of night-time festivities with fireworks attending the rise of the Nile.
[Ref: 18129] £190.00