1719 Print Roman Temple of Nimes France Maison Carree

Title: Temples

La Maison Quarree de Nismes

Date: 1719
Color: Black and White
Medium: Copperplate Engraving
Dimensions: image (31.5 x 41.2 cm or 12 3/8 x 16 1/4 inch), paper (40 x 48.3 cm or 15 3/4 x 19 inch)
Credits: Bernard de Montfaucon (author); Florentin Delaulne, Paris (publisher), from Part I of Volume II [Le Culte des Grecs, des Romains, et des autres Nations] of L Antiquite expliquee, et representee en figures (1st edition, Paris 1719)

The print is in excellent condition [i.e., clear & clean image, strong paper and plate mark, original wide margins, no bend, no tear, never frame, and slight but even age toning - likely the nicest condition you will ever encounter for this print anyw]. It was printed on high quality hand laid paper with a blank verso. Issued with a centerfold, the print is nearly flawless with no apology.

Bernard de Montfaucon (1655 1741) was regarded by many as one of the founders of Modern Archeology, and one of the earliest to recognize the tremendous value of studying the ancient monuments [as the first hand record of history]. Among several of his important published works, the best known is, perhaps, L Antiquite expliquee, et representee en figures [Antiquity explained, and represented in sculptures (par D Humphrets translation)
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