Engravings by PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi, "Vedute di Roma", 18th century Other Images Sources
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was an Italian engraver. He was famous even in his own times because of his very detailed and precise engravings of Rome in the 18th century, and especially for his pictures of the ancient ruins found in the city and surroundings.
Below is a selection of his works. Please note that the full size images are rather large, in the order of 2-3Mb each (about 10-8 minutes on a normal modem, 1-2 minutes for broadband users).
Prints of the photographs are available — read more here.
The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
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