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PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista - Obelisco Egizio.

PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista - Obelisco Egizio.
Obelisco Egizio. - PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista
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Title : Obelisco Egizio..
Map maker : PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista.
Date : Rome, 1759.
Size : 30.0 x 21.1 inches. / 76.3 x 53.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Obelisco Egizio (Egyptian obelisk erected by Pope Sixtus V on the Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano) is a wonderful black and white etching by the master of architectural prints Giambattista Piranesi.

Etching, 1759. From the series 'Vedute di Roma antica e moderna', Rome 1759-1778.
Second state (of 5) on thick laid paper, watermark Fleur-de-Lis inside a double circle, a monogram on top (n. 2 according to Hind), in very good condition.

Legenda 1-3 bottom left, bottom left: 'Presso l'autore a strada Felice nel palazzo Tomati vicino alla Trinità de' monti. A Paoli due e mezze', bottom right: 'Piranesi Architectto fec.' ¤
Hind 53/II; Focillon 800.
Condition : Very good condition. Full sheet on heavy laid paper, print size: 54,5x40 cm., very wide borders, good impression, verso blanc, some traces of moist at back and at right border. Center fold as published flattened.

ID: 83757

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