Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Antichita di Cora Veduta del presente stato dell interno del Pronao del Tempio del Ercole nella citta di Cora
Published Rome 1764
390 x 540 mm
A fine early lifetime impression on uncut sheet.
Throughout the 1760’s Piranesi’s archealogical publications were strongly conditioned by his involvement in the Graeco-Roman controversy. In his final treatise of the decade he went father afield to demonstrate the independent technical achievments of the Italic races in Latium. Selecting Cori, one of the most ancients settlements in Italy he concentrated in particular on the massive cyclopean town walls of the sixth century BC and on the so called Temple of Hercules.