[Inscription, in Greek, in honour of the musician Crato].Marmori antiquo sub Eumene Pergami rege ante Christianam aeram plus CLannis in Cratonis [...]
Rare engraving, 18th century watermark; platemark 525 x 420mm (20¾ x 16½"), very large margins.
Engraving, on a scale one third of the original, of a Greek inscription in honour of Crato, the musician of Pergamus. It was erected in the reign of Eumenes in the pre-Christian era and brought from the village of Segucque (between Smyrna [now Izmir] and Ephesus) by Captain Thomas Morley. The plate was engraved at the expense of the antiquary Joseph Ames, and dedicated to the Society of Antiquaries (to which Ames had been admitted in 1736).
See Ames, 'Typographical Antiquities'.
[Ref: 39684] £290.00