Effigies Romanorum Imperatorum ex antiquis numismatibus
Effigies Romanorum Imperatorum ex antiquis numismatibus.
By. Pietro Aquila (c1630-1692)
EXTREMELY RARE. Especially to have a complete collection. Published by Giavanni Giacomo De Rossi. 14 Sheets forming a complete set. Represents 163 emperors. Elephant folio. Wide Uncut margins Very good state of preservation. Beautifully engraved.
Byzantine and Holy Roman Emperors. shown in medallions
Size. 620×500 mm. Average. Each sheet.
Total would measure 1240 x 3500 mm. Approximately with margins Forming a stunning and massive set. The title runs along the top of each sheet, and on the last sheet is a banner held by a eagle, listing accounting for all the prints. With states ‘Romae Anno Sal. MXDCLXXI. Cura et Sumptibus lo. Iacobi de Rubeis prope Templum S. Mariae de Pace. Cum Privilegio Sum. Pont. Petro Aquila panormitano delineante’. All
Full title – Effgies Romanorum Imperatorum ex antiquis numismatibus, quae in thesauro Christinae Reginae adservantur delineatae, in seriem chronologicam dispositae, cum nominibus, patria, annis, mensibus, diebus, imperii, ac tempore obitus uniuscruiusque, a lulio Caesare, ad Leopoldum Semp Augus.
Pietro Aquila, a well known printmaker and painter of the Baroque era, attained the status of ‘ respectable painter ‘ trained at Polermo, before moving to Naples and Rome. His Paintings can be admired in Palermo at the church of the Pieta, (Parabola del Figlio Prodigo), the cloister of S. Maria Della Vergini, abd frescoes in the chapel of the Rosary in S. Cita.
He became most famous for his engravings. Especially of the works by Raphael, his favorite.