This 18th-century copperplate engraving was a frontispiece for the "Antiquitates Puteolanae", a systematic documentation of classical ancient Greek and Roman ruins, many of which are here depicted for the very first time. It is considered the most important eighteenth-century view of Pozzuoli and its surroundings. Pozzuoli (at the time named Puteoli) was the great emporium for the Alexandrian grain ships and other ships from all over the Roman world. Paolo Antonio Paoli, president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome (1775-98), was a pioneering scholar and historian of the ancient civilizations of the region of Campania in southern Italy.
Artist: Falciatore Filippo
Provenance: Antiquitates Puteolanae
Place of publishing: Napoli
Condition: For condition, please see the photos. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. More photos are available on demand.
Size: 29, 2 x 38 cm (paper); 22, 4 x 28, 9 cm (plate)
18th Century Antique Copperplate Engraving of Pozzuoli Ruins
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