Seller: aphrodite.antiquities (1,060) 100%, Location: Brooklyn, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 181013412154 Culture- European. Date- Circa 1699. Material- Heavy weight, hand made, chain linked cotton paper. Condition- Very good condition, taken into consideration its age which is over 310 years. Very rare being hand colored Provenance- Ex: New Zealand private collection. Measurements- 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. for the print (35 x 24.8 cm.), 18 x 15 1/2 in. including frame (45.7 x 39.4 cm.) Venus (Aphrodite), dolphins, cherubs on the ocean - Chorus veneris. A large copperplate original engraving, printed in 1699 from Romanae Magnitudinis Monumenta. Romanae Magnitudinis Monumenta was produced in Rome by Domenico Rossi and Pietro Santi Bartoli. Domenico was a son of the founder of the most important active printing press of the 17th century in Rome. Begun in 1633 by his father Giuseppe (1570 - 1639), the press passed to his brother Giacomo then to Domenico. Today it is known as the Calcografia Nazionale and houses some of the most spectacular antique prints ever made. The engravings in Romanae Magnitudinis Monumenta are by Pietro Santi Bartoli, who adapted Giacomo Lauro's plates from Antiquae Urbis Splendor (1637) and engraved 16 new ones. Bartoli was born in 1635 and died in Rome in 1700. He was a pupil of Poussin and is renowned for his wonderful engravings of Roman antiquities. He was responsible for several remarkable works on Roman sculpture and art. Bartoli's engravings were an important reference for Renaissance and later artists. This superb engraving is of quite beauty and elegance. It has a timeless quality, being nicely preserved and framed, and will eventually become an increasingly valuable heirloom. This object is unconditionally guaranteed authentic. A note to our international buyers: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s Customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.At times there may be delays at Customs depending on the country we ship to. Please note that delays at Customs abroad are beyond our control. We ask you to be patient and to allow additional time for your shipment to clear. Kindly note these points regarding the item you are buying: 1- This item is guaranteed authentic. 2- The images, size, and condition in this listing are accurate and for the actual object offered. 3- We ship within 1 day of receipt of payment. 4- Returns are allowed within one week from date of receipt for full refund less shipping charges. Buyer pays for return charges.About UsWe are among the top world-wide online ancient art sellers with a physical gallery location in New York City on Museum Mile. We have extensive experience in buying and selling antiquities. When acquiring antiquities, we tend to buy the finest objects and offer them at reasonable prices to our customers. We hand-pick every object and make sure it has great eye appeal as well as good upside investment potential. All objects we buy have been legally acquired, with clear titles, and if imported by us to the United States, has been done so in accordance with international laws concerning the trade in antiquities. Our buying sources are private collectors and major auction houses worldwide. Collecting antiquities can be fun, exciting, and quite rewarding, provided that you buy from the right dealer- one that you can trust and build a long lasting relationship with. All objects we sell are:1- Unconditionally guaranteed authentic (A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany every item over $100).2- Reasonably priced compared to others.3- Professionally packed.4- Shipped upon receipt of payment (1 day turnaround).5- No hassle seven day return privilege for full refund, less shipping. Our commitment to you is:Offer sincere advice, friendly service, and great value for your money. Whether you have been collecting antiquities for a while or just starting, our publication, "How to Buy & Collect Ancient Art", can be of great help to you. It will provide you with valuable information and advice, and after all it is free! Kindly email us to request a copy. *Our vast inventory of ancient art includes one of the finest and most comprehensive ancient glass collections ever assembled; it includes nearly every variety of pre-Roman, Roman, and eastern Mediterranean ancient glass. Aside from those objects listed on eBay, we have many more ancient glass and antiquities in all categories and at all price levels. If you have any specific inquiries, please let us know.