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Blaeu's Fountain of Hercules at the Palace of Venaria

SKU: 6865
£200.00

Title:
Blaeu's Fountain of Hercules at the Palace of Venaria

Date of publication:
1697

Printed Measurement:
48.5 x 61 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Adriaan Moetjens
  • Colour:
    black and white

    Mapmaker(s):

  • Blaeu Heirs
  • Fons Herculeus: Cum Suis Colosso, Cryptoporticu, Antris, Sacellis, Scalis, Dioetis, Tricliniis, Statuis, Signis, Tabulis, Coeterisque Musivis, ac marmoreis ornamentis

    Copper engraving, 48.5 x 61 cm, black and white, trimmed to printed area at the top of the image, blank verso. Blaeu’s townbook of Savoy and Piedmont was first published by the Blaeu heirs in 1682, but the plates were purchased and reissued (with Blaeu’s imprint erased) by Adriaan Moetjens in 1697. The Fountain of Hercules was part of the elaborate late seventeenth century garden design at the Palace of Venaria near Turin. Koeman Bl 80