Trajan Column, Rome, Italy (1676)

A spectacular water colored engraving of Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy. The monument commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars, probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. The artist was Jacob von Sandrart, a German engraver primarily active in Nuremberg. Sandrart was a very prolific artist; over 400 engravings from his hand were made. He was known as an engraver of maps, and as an illustrator of the literary works of Nuremberg writers, especially Sigmund von Birken. Today Sandrart is best remembered as the founder and first director of the Nuremberg Academy of Fine Arts (est. 1662). 

A fantastic, rare print over 345 years old. 

Size: 9 x 13.75"

Condition: Age appropriate wear. Paper toning in accordance with the print's age. Marks/stains as per photo. Wear around the edges and minor paper loss might be present in some prints. Please refer to each print's photo to get a better understanding of the condition.