Cherubs crowning the winged lion of the Venetian republic, 1737.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Cherubs crowning the winged lion of the Venetian republic, 1737.

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Description

Engraved frontispiece showing the winged lion, symbol of the city-state of Venice, wielding a sword while cherubs hold three crowns above his head. Illustration from 'Notizie istoriche e critiche intorno alla vita, alle invenzioni, ed agli scritti di Archimede siracusano' (Historical and critical information about the life, inventions and writings of Archimedes of Syracuse) by Count Giammaria Mazzuchelli (1707-1765), published in Brescia, Italy in 1737.
 

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