Leaf 94 - Turris Seu Domus Et Horti Maecenatis
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Architecture, Domestic -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Gardens of Maecenas.
Gaius Cilnius Maecenas, 68 BC – 8 BC
The Tower and Gardens of Maecenas. The Gardens were planted over a former graveyard on the Esquiline Hill by Maecenas who was an advisor to Augustus and patron of poets such as Virgil and Horace. Suetonius and other sources reported that the gardens contained a tall tower. After Maecenas' death, the gardens became an imperial property. It is said that Maecenas had the first heated swimming pool in Rome.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with page title in Italian: Torre di Mecenatae.
Leaf 94 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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