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Lambris a la Romaine inventez par I. Le Pautre.
- Paris, Pierre (II) Mariette, 1661. Complete series of beautiful etched title and 5 plates, numbered in the plates, 1-6, showing wall decorations in the manner of the Romans, with scale of measurements in French feet. The first three plates vertical format ca. 22,5 x 15,5 cm on leaves of ca. 30,5 x 20,5 cm. The last three plates horizontal format ca. 15 x 22 cm on leaves of ca. 17,6 x 25 cm.*Fuhring Nos. 8810 - 8815. I.F.F. XVII, 12, Nos. 1783 - 1788. Third edition of these very elaborate and beautiful baroque designs for panelling inspired by the classical Roman style. These wall coverings were intended as decoration of walls of rooms, galleries, and other formal interiors. Incorporated in the wall decorations are a statue of Victory, a painting of Aeneas carrying Anchises on his back, a door of a gallery above which is a figure of Victory seated on an armorial trophy, a statue of Apollo as a hunter, a bust of an emperor, an open door with a view of various people, one of whom is sweeping up. Invented and etched by the famous French architect and ornament designer Jean Lepautre (Paris 1618 - 1682). - Lower blank margins slightly thumbed. A nice set.[(4436)]
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