[Set of 10 Caesars.]2. Augustus. 3. Tiberius. 4.Caligula. 5. Claudius. 6. Nero. 7. Galba. 8. Otho. 10. Vespasianus. 11. Titus. 12. Domitianus.
Set of 10 of 12 fine engravings (lacking plates 1 & 9). Platemark: 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾") each, large margins.
A set of 10 of 12 plates from 'Imperatorum XII' (The Twelve Emperors), depicting statues of Roman Emperors on horseback, with each pedestal decorated with illustrative scenes. Examples include; Tiberius, in full armour, wearing a laurel wreath and holding a spear; Caligula, in full armour, wearing the winged hat of Mercury, holding the thunderbolts of Zeus and the trident of Poseidon; Nero, in full armour, facing to the right and holding a lyre. The pedestal is decorated with the scene of his suicide; Titus, in full armour, and in the background to the right, Mount Vesuvius erupts, with troops assembling outside the gates of a city to the left. After Jan van der Straet (1523 - 1605).
[Ref: 39298] £1,500.00