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    Title-page with title written on a pedestal in central foreground; a statue of two wrestlers on the pedestal, putti with theatrical masks and medallions in foreground, a procession on the plinth of the pedestal; after Jan Goeree; title-page to ninth volume from J.G. Graevius' "Thesaurus Antiquitatum Romanarum" (Utrecht and Leiden: 1698)
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    • 1698 (c.)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 335 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 206 millimetres
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        Lettered with title on pedestal at centre: "Thesavrvs / Antiqvitatvm / Romanarvm, / Tom. IX". Lettered in lower margin with production details: "Lugduni Batavorum / Trajecti ad Rhenum / Apud / Petrvm vander Aa / Franciscvm Halmam / MDCXCVIII / Bibliop:" and "J: Goeree Inv:" and "J: V: den Aveele fec:".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on the publication, see also 1900,1019.226.

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    D+F XVIIc Unmounted Roy

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    • Associated Title: Thesaurus Antiquitatum Romanarum
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