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Beautiful and very rare set of six engravings taken from the work entitled "speculun romanae superbeiae" made between 1554 and 1573 by antoine du pérac lafréry and representing the 200 largest monuments of rome. The first engraving made by antoine lafréry, represents the three columns of the temple of catsor in the roman forum, cracked and in poor condition, located in the center of the forum, including 3 people at the foot of the columns. The second engraving depicts the colosseum theatre in the heart of rome, lined with greenery including two figures at the bottom right. With an inscription in latin, there is a void of about 33 mm (height) and 6 mm (width) that a restoration made below has made it possible to fill. The third engraving depicts the temple of antoninus and faustina located in the roman forum. The fourth engraving depicts the mausoleum (funerary monument of great proportions) of cecilia metella (caecilia metella died around 81 bc, female personality of ancient rome and wife of sylla, roman politician). It is the best preserved and best known mausoleum on the via appia (the 500 km long appian way, which connects rome to puglia). The fifth and final engraving in this series depicts a stone tomb (often a large marble square). The sixth engraving depicts the duilius column. To be precise, this type of column is called "rostral column" or "duilius column". This type of monument was made to commemorate a naval victory or victorious maritime campaigns. The one seen in the photo was commissioned by gaius duilius nepos (statesman but also general of the roman republic during the first punic war) to celebrate the naval victory between the romans and the carthaginians at mylae (a small town on the northeast coast of sicily). Finally, an obelisk fountain that was at the time a sign of triumph, of grandeur. Antoine lafréry (antonio lafreri in italian).

Bel et très rare ensemble de six gravures extraites de l'ouvrage intitulé "speculun romanae superbeiae" réalisé entre 1554 et 1573 par antoine du pérac lafréry et représentant les 200 plus grands monuments de rome. La première gravure réalisée par antoine lafréry, représente les trois colonnes du temple de catsor dans le forum romain, fissurées et en mauvais état, situées au centre du forum, comprenant 3 personnes aux pieds des colonnes. La seconde gravure représente le théâtre du colisée au cœur de rome, bordé de verdure dont deux personnages en bas à droite. Avec une inscription en latin, il y a un vide d'environ 33 mm (hauteur) et 6 mm (largeur) qu'une restauration faite ci-dessous a permis de combler. La troisième gravure représente le temple d'antonin et faustine situé dans le forum romain. La quatrième gravure représente le mausolée (monument funéraire de grandes proportions) de cecilia metella (caecilia metella morte vers 81 avant jc, personnalité féminine de la rome antique et épouse de sylla, homme politique romain). Il s'agit du mausolée le mieux conservé et le plus connu de la via appia (la voie appienne, longue de 500 km, qui relie rome aux pouilles). La cinquième et dernière gravure de cette série représente un sépulcre (tombeau) en pierre (souvent un grand carré de marbre). La sixième gravure représente la colonne duilius. Pour être précis, ce type de colonne est appelé "colonne rostrale" ou "colonne duilius". Ce type de monument était réalisé pour commémorer une victoire navale ou des campagnes maritimes victorieuses. Celle que l'on voit sur la photo a été commandée par caius duilius nepos (homme d'état mais aussi général de la république romaine pendant la première guerre punique) pour célébrer la victoire navale entre les romains et les carthaginois à mylae (une petite ville sur la côte nord-est de la sicile). Enfin, une fontaine obélisque qui était à l'époque un signe de triomphe, de grandeur. Antoine lafréry antonio lafreri en italien.

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