Antichita di Cora Rovine del Tempio de Castori della citta di Cora

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Antichita di Cora Rovine del Tempio de Castori della citta di Cora
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Antichita di Cora Rovine del Tempio de Castori della citta di Cora

Published Rome 1764

Etching

410 x 580 mm

A fine early lifetime impression on uncut sheet.

£1600

Throughout the 1760’s Piranesi’s archealogical publications were strongly conditioned by his involvement in the Graeco-Roman controversy. In his final treatise of the decade he went father afield to demonstrate the independent technical achievments of the Italic races in Latium. Selecting Cori, one of the most ancients settlements in Italy he concentrated in particular on the massive cyclopean town walls of the sixth century BC and on the so called Temple of Hercules.