Cesar Auguste. II.J'ay trouvve Rome faicte de Briques, may ie la laisse de Marbre.
Copper engraving. 280 x 200mm, 11 x 8".
Augustus Caesar, the second Roman emperor, by François Langlois (1589-1647), called Ciartres. The quote is his famous boast, 'I found Rome made of brick, I left it marble'.
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