[Ponte Sant'Angelo and Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome]Die vom Kaiser Hadriano nächt Seinem grabmal zu Rom erbaute Brücke [...]
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only; very slight crease.
The Ponte Sant'Angelo which spans the Tiber, connecting the city of Rome to the Castel Sant'Angelo (commissioned by the Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for him and his family). After the mausoleum was completed, Hadrian had the bridge constructed. Both still remain, although the statues on pillars seen on the bridge here were replaced by ten angels by Bernini. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
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