[Prospect of Rome with figurative vignettes, mostly within elaborate rococo surrounds. Numbered '96' upper right.]Epistolae B. Petri Apostoli...
Etching, watermarked laid paper, 200 x 305mm. 8 x 12".
In addition to familiar Roman landmarks such as the River Tiber, the Castel Sant'Angelo and Bridge, and St. Peter's Basilica, the busy composition features St. Peter writing his epistles and performing a baptism, and his upside-down crucifixion (at Rome). By the engraver brothers Joseph Sebastian and Johann Baptist Klauber who set up a family business in Augsburg. This is perhaps for their 'HistoriŠ BiblicŠ veteris et novi Testamenti ... in centum frugiferis foliis exhibitŠ a J. et J. K. Biblische Geschichten...' - a series of ornamental engravings with accompanying texts from the Bible in Latin.
See BL: 001980670. Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18539] £160.00