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Part of the floor. Plate II.
Description d'un Pave en Mosaique. Paris: P. Didot. 1802 - Copper engraving. Early Printed colour. Size: 46 x 38 cm. (18 x 15 inches). Excellent condition. Good wide margins. Some light spotting on margins, not affecting image. This magnificent print is a superb example of early printed colour. It was published in Alexandre Laborde's 'Description d'un Pave en Mosaique'. This book documented the discovery of the mosaic floor of a Roman villa, found in the village of Santiponce near Seville. This print shows in immaculate detail, four of the roundels (two containing portraitsof the muses Euterpe and Clio, one with a centaur inside) that make up part of the floor. Engraved by Marchand, J.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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