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Pompeii: Plan of the city of Pompeii

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Antique print. Pompeii: Plan of the city of Pompeii
Pompeii: Plan of the city of Pompeii

Pompeii: Plan of the city of Pompeii

24.5 x 30 cm (9.5 x 12 inches).

Double sized folding print

This antique print about Pompeii is by Sir William Gell and was made in 1817. Pompeii was a city near Naples, buried by ash by a volcano in 79AD. This is an original antique print made by steel engraving, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. Gell was an important English archaeologist involved in excavating Pompeii. He made sketches with the help of his camera lucida which were crafted into superbly detailed engraved prints. Written when Greece and even Italy were comparatively little known to English travelers and classical students, his works were for some time regarded as standard treatises, and much of the information they contain is still valuable to archaeologists.

Date Made1800-1849
Paper Size24.5 x 30 cm (9.5 x 12 inches)
Main ColorBlack/White
Size Category31 to 40 cm [12 to 16 inches]
Tags: pompeii , plan