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Architecture.
Architecture.
Printed for Carrington Bowles, in S.t Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1765.]
Engraving, sheet 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). 18th century watermark. Trimmed within plate.
Two couples ponder an architect's plan that he gestures to. Men work on the construction. In the middleground the structure is part finished with scaffolding erected to continue.
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The Image of Nilus brought by Vespasiam out of Aegypt and now to be Seene at Rome in the Vatican.
The Image of Nilus brought by Vespasiam out of Aegypt and now to be Seene at Rome in the Vatican.
[George Sandys. n.d. c.1621.]
Engraving. Plate 139 x 222mm. 5½ x 8¾".
A statue found in the Vatican Garden brought by Titus Flavius Vespasianus from Egypt when in July 69 he was declared emperor by the Roman Senate. Nilus in Greek mythology represented the god of the Nile river itself. This particular engraving was published in Sandys's "Relation of a Journey begun An Dom. 1610". On verso is text and another engraving of night-time festivities with fireworks attending the rise of the Nile.
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