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Pietro Santi Bartoli - Admiranda Romanarum Antiquitatum
Large, original copper plate engraving from 1693

Venus (Aphrodite), Dolphins, Cherubs On The Ocean - Chorus Veneris
~19.5 x 14.25 inches (50 x 36.5cm)
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Antique print: picture of Venus (Aphrodite), Dolphins, Cherubs On The Ocean - Chorus Veneris

Venus (Aphrodite), Dolphins, Cherubs On The Ocean from Pietro Santi Bartoli - Admiranda Romanarum Antiquitatum. Genuine antique print. Fast delivery. Satisfaction guaranteed.[#24171]



This is a large copperplate engraving, printed in 1693 by Pietro Santi Bartoli.

Bartoli was born in 1635 and died in Rome in 1700. He was a pupil of Poussin and is renowned for his wonderful engravings of Roman antiquities. He was responsible for several remarkable works on Roman sculpture and art, such as Admiranda Romanarum Antiquitatum of 1693, which is the source of this engraving. This work is a set of superb engravings of beautiful decorations found on ancient urns, vases, sarcophagi, wall paintings, tablets and monuments from almost thirty sites in Rome. Bartoli's engravings, and his notes engaved under many of them, were an important reference for Renaissance and later artists.

The beauty and elegance of these rare engravings is quite exceptional. They have a timeless quality, will look magnificent when framed and will become an increasingly valuable heirloom.

We enjoyed attempting to translate enough of the Latin title of each print to give a sense of what it is depicting. Scholars of ancient Rome and Latin are also likely to enjoy the challenge of deciphering the rest of the Latin found on most of the prints.


1693. This is a genuine antique print.

Print method

Copper plate engraving with clear plate marks, printed on heavy weight,hand-made, chain-linked paper made from cotton. The engraving is on one side, the other side is blank.


Very good condition, especially remarkable considering these these antique prints are over 310 years old. The paper is a subtle creamy white - less bright white than shown in the scans. There is a trace of foxing predominantly at the edges of the paper.


All the prints measure 19 inches in width and 14½ inches in height (48cm by 37cm). The white border around the engraving is larger than shown as the print was too large for our scanner.

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