Antiquities Of Herculaneum
The Antiquities of Herculaneum is a vast collection of images of archeological finds from the excavation of the
Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried when Mount
Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. In contrast to Pompeii, the resort town of Herculaneum was smaller with a
wealthier population. Excavations began in Ercolano, in 1738. Later, under the patronage of the King of the
Two Sicilies, the beginning of this elaborate 8 volume collection was published. The images in this collection
became very popular and led the way to the neo-classical style. Many consider this publication to be the most
important archaeological work of the eighteenth century.
The engravings that we will be offering are from the books published between 1757-1779.
These are not reproductions, but original 18th century copperplate engravings on handmade paper.
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Dionysus, 1779, Palmo Napolitano, Antiquities of
Herculaneum, Pag 113, V Campana, dis.; C
Pignatari, inc. Plate marks 10 1/8 by 15 5/8 inches.
Engraving is in good condition and come with a
hand painted French Mat 19 x 22 1/8 inches.
Faun, 1779, Antiquities of Herculaneum. Pl 201.
Engraving was done by Fiorillo, has plate marks 14
3/8 x 10 1/4 inches . It is in good condition with a
library stamp and comes with an acid free mat with
2 hand painted lines. Mat 22 x 10 1/4 inches.
Roman Angel, c1779, Antiquities of Herculaneum,
Pag 243, Nic. Vanni, Reg. Del., P. Campana, inc.,
Plate marks at 9 3/4 by 13 3/4 inches. Engraving is
in good condition with a mild crease on laid paper
and comes with an acid free French Mat 16 1/4 by
20 1/2 imches. $125.00
Roman Mask, c1779. Palmo Napolitano. Pg 97.
Vincenilo Campana, dis. Aniello Cataneo, inc. This
engraving has plate marks at 10x 14 and comes with
an acid free mat with a hand painted line 17 3/4 x
22 . $125.00
Satyr, Palmo Napolitano, Pl 151, 1757-92,
Antiquities of Herculaneum. Engraving by Gio
Morgh is on chain link paper and is in good
condition. Plate marks at 14 1/8 and 9 7/8 inches.
The acid free mat has been painted with a three
line French Mat. 19 7/8 by 15 1/2 inches.