[Domus Aurea, Rome]Domus aurea Neronis, aus welchem Herzlichen gebäü
Cum Pri: Sac Caes: Majest: [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only. Crease.
The Domus Aurea, a large villa built by Nero after the fire in AD 64 destroyed residences on the slope of the Palatine Hill. Beneath the text are the famous verses written on the city walls or spread verbally, reported by Suetonius and Martial. 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. When Fischer designed Vienna's Imperial Stables, they were explicitly based upon Nero's villa.
For Vienna's Imperial Stables, see ref.33399
[Ref: 33418] £350.00