Leaf 98 - Mausolaeum Augusti (Hodie Visuntur Vestigia Ad S. R. Ochum)
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Mausoleums -- Italy -- History.
Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.
The Mausoleum of Augustus. The Mausoleum of Augustus is a large circular tomb built by the Roman Emperor Augustus in 28 BC on the Campus Martius, surrounded by a park and ustrinum (place of the pyre). It is located on the Piazza Augusto Imperatore, near the corner with Via di Ripetta as it runs along the Tiber. It was one of the first building projects taken on by Augustus after the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. The Mausoleum contained the remains of a number of family members. The tomb, the biggest seen in Rome at the time, was influenced by that of Alexander the Great in Egypt.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with page title in Italian: Mausoleo D'Augusto.
This image depicts the mausoleum as it might have been when it was built.
Leaf 98 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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