Villa Domus Aurea: "Palais de Neron" - Palace of Nero
"Palais de Neron" - Villa "Domus Aurea"
Anonymous copper etching, A reconstruction of Domus Aurea, a huge palace complex of altogether some 80 ha (almost 200 acres) built by Nero after the fire in Rome. A sure sign of megalomania Domus Aurea was nevertheless an architectural and masterpiece and its wall and ceiling paintings beautiful samples of 4th Roman style wall decorations, which inspired Raphael's Stanze in Vaticano (Vatican stanze wall paintings and Loggie di Raffaele bel Vaticano)
2 centerfolds to fit book size. One repaired ear at bottom right, reaching into the trees.
24,6 x 38,2 cm