Leaf 80 - Hippodromus Aureliani Imp. (Extra Urbis Mania Ad Amphitheatrum Castrense S. Crucis Hierusalem)
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
The Hippodrome of Aurelius. While it seems Emperor Aurelian had a very busy reign, no information about a Hippodrome bearing his name could be found. What it might refer to is Amphitheater Castrense, built into the Aurelian Wall. When Emperor Aurelian decided to fortify the city by walling it, several larger existing structures were incorporated into the fortifications. It may have been an arena for military entertainment.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with page title in Italian: Hippodromo de Aureliano
Leaf 80 Recto and Verso.
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Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper
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