The Sepulchre of Cecilia Metella Crasi; upon the Appian Way, Two Miles from Rome.The Walls are 25 Feet thick, Sounding a Trumpet within it the Echo returns it 8 times.
Publish'd 25 July 1746.
Fine engraving with etching. 550 x 400mm (21¾ x 15¾"). Tears in the margins. Slight staining.
A view of the mausoleum of Cecilia Metella daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, whose father served under Julius Ceasar, built in the 1st Century BC and located on one of the southern roads into Rome. The scene shows the ruins of the rotunda and walls, several figures examine the fragments of ancient architecture which line the route.
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