Il Mercurio Italico. Vide p.18.Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant. Omnia nos itidem___ Lucretius.
London Published Jan.y 31.st 1789 for F. Sastres.
Etching and engraving. Plate 222 x 171mm. 8¾ x 6¾". Uncut, very large margins.
Minerva stretching her right arm towards Italy, seated on the ground in the form of a woman. In the centre, Mercury flying in the air; St Peter's Basilica and Colosseum in the background. Frontispiece to "Il Mercurio Italico" by Francesco Sastres (London: 1789).
De Vesme: 1784; iii/iii.
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