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Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian

Plan of the Ruins at Sardis with Vestiges of Ancient Buildings Still Existing in 1750

ca. 1750
Black ink and gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 15 x 21 1/4 inches (38.1 x 54 cm) and Image: 8 x 12 7/16 inches (20.3 x 31.6 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "7 | III"; in brown ink, upper left: "VI."; in black ink, center right, in scroll: "PIANTA DELLA CITTA' DI | SARDES | CON | ALCVNI VESTIGJ DI PIV | FABRICHE ANTICHE | ANCORA ESISTENTI | NELL ANNO | 1750"; in brown ink, within image: labels A-Q; in black ink, lower center: labeled scale and "Perche Inglesi"; on back, center right: "N. 11"

watermark: Strasburg bend and lily with "WR" [Wendelin Riehel of Basle] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
acropolis | buildings | cartographic material | forts | gymnasium | Lydian | map | mariner's compass | river | ruins | scale (rule) | scroll (motif) | site plan | stadium | temple | theater
Associated Places:
Ege kiyilari | Manisa Ili | Pactolus | Sardis | Temple of Artemis | Turkey
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John A. Pinto, Speaking ruins, Piranesi, architects and antiquity in eighteenth-century Rome , University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2012, opp. p. 217, pp. 233,234, fig. 162, NA1120 .P56 2012 (YCBA)

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