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Creator:
Print made by Etienne Dupérac, ca. 1535–1604, French
Published by Pietro de Nobili, active 1582, Italian
Published by Pauli Gratiani, active 1582, Italian
Published by Antonio Lafreri, 1512–1577, French
Title:
Insula Tiberina
Date:
1582
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/4 × 21 3/4 inches (41.3 × 55.2 cm) and Plate: 15 1/2 × 19 3/4 inches (39.4 × 50.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "Stephan du Perac | Temples on Isle in the Tiber | Rome. Petri di Nobilibus | Paul Gratiani, 1582 | Huelsen 110c | Quartrich - not recorded, later state of 22 | 3rd of 3 states | 397 x 500mm"

Lettered upper left: "?????C ???C H MEPAIC GAIWTINI TYF?W EXPHMATICEN E?TEINE? APICTE | PON BHMA KAI ?POCKYNNCAI ENA APOTOY?E?IOY E?TEINE?ITO APICTEPON | KAI TEINAI TOYC ?ENTE ?AKTY?OYC E?ANW TOY BHMATOC KAIAPAI THN XEI | PA KAI E?TTEINAI E?I TOYC I?IOYC OFTA?MOYC KAI OPTON ANEB?E YE TOY | ?HMOY ?APECTWTOC KAICYN XAI POMENOY OTI ZWCAI APETAI EGENONTO E?I | TOY CEBACTOY HIMON ANTWNEINOY | AOYKIW ??EYPEITIKW KAI AFH??ICMENW Y?O?ANTOC ANTPW?OY EXPHCMATI | CEN OTEOC E?TEIN KAIEKTOY TPIBWMOY APAI TEFPAN KAI METOINOY ANA | FYPACAI KAI E?ITEINAI E?ITO ??EYPON KAI ECWTH KAI ?HMOCIA HYXAPICTICEN | TW TEW KAI O?HMOC CYNEXAPI AYTW | AIMA ANAFEPONTI IOY?IANW AFH ??ICMENW Y?O?ANTOC ANTPW?OY EXPHCMA | TICEN OTEOC EATEIN KAIEKTOY TRIBWMOI APAI KOKKOYC CTPOBI?OY KAI | FAGEIN META ME?ITOC E?I TPEIC HMEPAC KAI CEWTH KAI E?TWN ?HMOCIA | HYXAPICTHCEN EM?POCTEN TOY ?HMOY | OYALEPCW A?PW CTPATIWTH TYF?W EXPHMATICEN OTEOC E?TWN KAI?ABEIN AIMA | EZA?EKTPYONOC ?EYKOY METAME?ITOC KAI KO??YPIOY CYNTPI?AI KAI E?I | TPEIC HMEPAC ENIXPEICAI C?ITOYC OFTA?MOYC KAI ANEB?E?EN KAI E?H?YTEN | KAI HYXAPICTHCEN ?HMOCIA TW ?EW"; lettered center left to center right: "HOSPITALE | TEMP. ESCVLAPII | T:BERE | CINTHIAE | TEMP: IOVIS LICAONII | T:FAVNI"; lettered lower center: "Scenographia insula de Tyberina que abeo tempore escepit, quo Roma Tarquinii pulsi sunt, iis enim Regiis opibus et potessate spoliatis Romani nec ideo quieuere sed cum tum in illog agris essent segetes demess'eas execrabiles duxerunt et maxima cum indignatione proiecerunt in Tyberim, fueruntg tant d'ut in medio eius constiterint alueo, cum aqua etiam non multa deslueret ibig insula | fortuitu facta est ex illarum cum drendetaliis eiusmodi rebus congerie, que postea a Romanis perfecta et munita, Insula a Iouis Licaonii uocata est a templo quod huic deo in ea erat dicatum, ob simulacrum deinde E sculapii allatum ex epidauro cum anguc ethocloco positum e sculapio tota insula sacrata est, et ob memoriam illus nauilii quo Roma id simulacrum est deuectu | eadem insula ex marmore et lapide tyburtino ad modum nauis est efformata, fuerunt in ed trid insignia templa, unum Iouis, alterum Fauni, tertium esculapy una cum aliis edificiis et domo Hospitali pro his qui infirma essent ualetudine. Greca inscriptio superius posita reperta est in hac insula eo loci ubi nunc est templum diuo Bartholomeo sacrum atg ego Stephanus Duperac Paryiensis | huius insula descriptionem typis mandaui cum maxime cupian antiqua edificia oculi subycen ad oblectdtionem eorum qui uetustatis sunt studiosi | Petri de Nobilibus Formis. | Pauli Gratiani formis Romae. 1582."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.12.1425
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:24724
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