His ego nec metas. rerum, nec tempora pono. Imperium sine fine dedi _________ Virg. aen. lib. I.
Engraving. Sheet size: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
Allegory on the marriage of Joseph, Archduke of Austria to to Isabella, daughter of Philip, Duke of Parma (6th October 1760). In the sky, the Gods gather on clouds, next to large oval medallions featuring portraits of the Archduke and his wife. Below on the right is the statue of Minerva, the Roman Godess of wisdom, with allegorical female figures in front. Sinking ships are seen in the water, with the burning city of Tuscany in the distance to the left. Frontispiece to 'Discorso del Senatore Cavaliere Giulio Rucellai', Firenze, 1761.
[Ref: 38572] £220.00