Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He composed three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid.
This original period, folio-sized, copperplate engraving of an antique statue is from Domenico de Rossi's work Raccolta de Statue Antiche e Moderne Data in Luce sotto I Gloriose Auspici della Santita di N. Printed on laid paper by Gaetano Zenobi fl. Francesco Faraone Aquila Italian, c. Size : Approximately 14" X 20" VERY OVERSIZED.Condition : Excellent - Very Good - Good - Fair - Poor (but of historical interest). This is an Original Item - Not a Reproduction. I mportant: P/H is combined on multiple items that can be mailed together. I pride myself in providing optimal protection. P/H is combined on multiple prints mailed at the same time. I will send a combined invoice reflecting your savings. The Nature of Prints & Engravings : It was not until the 20th century that prints were commonly produced for the print itself. Prior to this, virtually all prints (and engravings) were produced as illustrations to be included in a manuscript, book, newspaper, or pamphlet. Therefore, a vast majority of original prints have been over the years removed from these original sources. Prints are produced using many different techniques: relief printing (woodcut & wood engraving), intaglio printing (steel & copper plate engraving, drypoint, aquatint, etc), and planographic printing lithography, serigraphy, inkjet, laser, etc. While the commercial value of a print depends on such factors as age, rarity, and condition, the real value of a print is its tie to its history and/or its esthetic beauty.