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The Vatican- Architectural Engraving

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This extremely rare architectural engraving of the Vatican is a true masterpiece of 18th-century art and architecture. It was issued as part of a rare supplement to Diderot's famed "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers" and was hand-engraved in 1777 before being published in Paris.

The Encyclopédie was one of the most important works of the Enlightenment, a comprehensive encyclopedia of knowledge that sought to capture and catalog all of the knowledge and learning of the time. To have an engraving of this quality included in such a work is a testament to its importance and historical significance.

The engraving features a stunning view of the Vatican, one of the most iconic and historic buildings in the world. The level of detail and precision in the engraving is truly remarkable, with each arch, column, and statue rendered with incredible accuracy and finesse.

The engraving is a testament to the skill and artistry of the engraver, who was able to capture the grandeur and majesty of the Vatican in a way that is both beautiful and precise. The use of shading and perspective in the engraving creates a sense of depth and dimension, giving the viewer a true sense of the scale and complexity of the building.

Overall, this rare Vatican architectural engraving is a true treasure of art and history. It is a testament to the skill and artistry of the engraver, and a reminder of the enduring beauty and majesty of one of the world's most iconic buildings. It will frame expertly. 

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.

Year: c.1777 - 247 years old

Size: 9.0" x 15.25" (23cm x 39cm)


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