Nero's Golden Palace

Method Copper engraving
Artist John Blundell
Published [Paris, c. 1742]
Dimensions Image 254 x 392 mm, Plate 273 x 408 mm, Sheet 340 x 468 mm
Notes A speculative view of the Domus Aurea or Golden House, Emperor Nero's lavish residence in Rome, built after the massive fire of AD 64 that destroyed large portions of the city. The central lake depicted on the print later became the site where the Colosseum was built. From Charles Rollin's 'The Roman History'.

Charles Rollin (1661-1741) was a French historian. He was a teacher at the University of Paris and the College of Beauvais. When he was forced to give up teaching because of his Jansenist believes, he produced several works of literature, such as 'Histoire Ancienne' (published in 12 volumes between 1730 and 1738 in Paris) and 'Histoire Romaine' (published in Paris after his death c. 1742, only five of the intended nine volumes were completed).

Condition: Two vertical folds as issued. Binding holes to the left. Light foxing and dirt build-up to the outer margins. Minor crease to the lower right corner, not affecting image.
Framing unmounted
Price £100.00
Stock ID 43593