Leaf 103 - Castrum S. Angeli
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Mausoleums -- Italy -- History.
Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, 76-138.
Aurelian, Emperor of Rome, 215-275.
Fortifications -- Italy -- Rome.
The Castle St. Angelo was originally designed by architect Demitriano to be a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and was completed in 129 AD. It functioned as a mausoleum for a number of years.
The verso of this leaf is blank.
The building was converted to a military fortress in around 271 AD by Emperor Aurelian when he began to fortify the city by building a wall. The image shown here is with a fireworks display. Fireworks became popular in Europe during the 16th century.
This image is dated 1624 in the upper right corner.
Leaf 103 Recto
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Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper
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