Psyches et Amoris nuptiae fabula a Raphaele Sanctio Urbinate Romae in Farnesianis hortisTranstyberim ad veterum aemulationem ac laudem colorum luminibus
Typis ac Sumptibus Dominici Rubeis Io. Jacobi Filii ac Heredis. Romę ad Templum S.te Marię de Pace cum Privilegio summi Pontificis, et sup. Perm. Ędita Anno M.D.C.XCIII de XV Augusti. [1693.]
Engraved titlepage, printed in sanguine. 410 x 570mm (16 x 22½") Wear to edges, holes in printed surface.
The title page of a series of engravings of Raphael's 'Loggia di Psyche' at the Villa Farnesina, Rome. It contains the title and a short explanatory text in Latin, with an allegorical decoration featuring a river god (probably the Tiber) supporting an armorial shield, with a female figure of Fame blowing a trumpet and a putto flying above, holding a crown. Raphael's murals in the villa were drawn and engraved by Nicolas Dorigny (1658-1746), described by art historian Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1613-1696) and published by Domenico de Rossi (1647-1729).
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