Leaf 113 - Theatrum Marci Scauri
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Theater of Marcus Scaurus
This theater was a temporary theater described by Pliny the Elder in 58 BC. "The building had three stories, supported on 360 columns...The lower level was marble; the second, glass -- a sort of luxury which since then has been quite unheard of; and the upper most was made of gilded wood. The lowermost columns... were 38 feet high, and placed between them...were 3,000 statues. The theatre could accommodate 80,000 spectators."
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with the title in Italian: Il Teatro di Marco Scauro
Leaf 113 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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