Leaf 19 - Columna Rostrata...
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome -- History.
Gaius Duilius (lived 3rd century BC)
After the Battle of Mylae in 260 BC during the First Punic War, a Columna Rostrata (a victory column), was placed in the Roman Forum in honour of Gaius Duilius, Naval Commander and Consul. It was so called because it was adorned with the beaks (ram bows) of the captured Carthaginian vessels. The Columna Rostrata became a favourite site for speeches.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with the Italian title, Colonna Rostrata.
Leaf 19 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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