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[Reconstruction of a Baalbek temple.] Tab XLI.
[Reconstruction of a Baalbek temple.] Tab XLI.
Borra Arch Del. P. Fourdrinier Sculp.
[London; Robert Wood, 1757.]
Engraving. 265 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
An elevation of one of the great classical temples of Baalbek, probably either the Temple of Jupiter or Bacchus, published in Robert Wood's 'The Ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis, in Coelosyria'. Italian architect Giovanni Battista Borra accompanied Wood on a trip through Syria 1750-1; the resulting drawings of the classical ruins were very influential on architects including Robert Adam.
[Ref: 52736]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A General Prospect of Palmira from the North West.
A General Prospect of Palmira from the North West.
[engraved by Thomas Bowles? after Giovanni Battista Borra.]
London, Printed fro Rob.t Sayer, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street [n.d., c.1756].
Engraving with very fine hand colour. 280 x 385mm (11 x 15¼") very large margins. Tear in top margin taped. Oxidisation in middle of image.
A view of the ruins of Palmyra, after views in Robert Wood's account of his journey to Palmyra and Balbec, made in 1750-51, accompanied by James Dawkins, John Bouverie and the architect Giovanni Battista Borra, the official draughtsman.
[Ref: 57573]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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