Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
View of the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built as the tomb of Mausolus and his sister/wife Artemisia. It was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'EntwŘrst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. It was the last of the Seven Wonders to be destroyed, after earthquakes in the 15th century, leaving only the Pyramids of Giza. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Sch÷nbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
[Ref: 33736] £380.00