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Creator:
Antonio Lafreri, 1512–1577, French
Title:

Amphitheatri Veronen Diligens et Accurata Delineatio

Additional Title(s):

Amphitheater of Verona

Part Of:

Collective Title: Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae

Date:
1560
Medium:
Line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image: "Amphitheatri Veronen diligens et accurata delineatio, quod ludis publicis, gladiatorio muneri, et ferarum venationib exhibendis, Imp. Caes. Aug. suasu, post bella civil. pace Pop. Ro. terra mariq parta | nobilissima colonia Verona, opere rustico, in foro boario extra Vrb. moenia, aere publico collocavit. Unum omnium quae nobis antiquitas reliquit, Civium perpetua diligentia, et quantum humana ope praestari | potuit, magis a temporum iniuria praeseruatum. Anteriorem enim porticuum partem, quam alam vocant, ingenti terremotu quassatam, anno salut. 8 cxvy. corruiffe annalibus Veronensium proditum est."; below image, lower right: "Romae Anno 8 D L X | Anton. Lafrerij Sequani, formis | ad genitivum archetypum fidelissime | expressa"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.12.1457
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:24760
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