Leaf 110 - Amphitheatrum Vespasiani Vulgo Colliseum
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Amphitheaters -- Rome.
Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
Vespasian, Emperor of Rome, 9-79.
The Amphitheater of Vespasian was dedicated just prior to his death in 79 AD. It was built in the area that had been a pond in Nero's Domus Aurea. Vespasian only built ti to the top of the second arcade; it was enlarged by Titus to the fourth arcade. There continued to be changes and additions by a number of emperors after that. The Emperor Hadrian moved the 100 foot tall statue of the Colossus of Nero next to the amphitheater. He renamed the statue Sun God and the amphitheater became commonly known as the Colosseum. The statue is no longer standing and all that remains now is the pedestal.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with the page title in Italian: Spettacoli Nel Coliseo.
The amphitheater is elliptical with its main axis running north west. It is 616 feet in length and 511 feet in width. It can be seen from the image that there are double rows of arcades on each level.
Leaf 110 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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