Lot 285

Rossini (Luigi, artist & engraver)

Le Antichità Romane, ossia Raccolta della piu interessanti Vedute di Roma Antica, 89 loose plates only (of 101), etchings, wove paper, large margins, majority clean but some stained, creased & torn, one torn through centre, platemarks v.s. (c.400 x 500 mm.), Rome, 1819-23 (89)

*** Although Le Antichità Romane was reprinted in 1829, with numbers bottom right, these plates are from the earlier state. Rossini’s largest and most famous series of engravings, the views often depict Rome’s monuments from the same vantage point chosen by his esteemed predecessor, Piranesi.

Estimate: £2,500-£3,500