Piranesi Campo Marzio for sale

PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista – Campo Marzio dell’antica Roma. Rome,1762. At Il Ponte auction house

Giovanni Battista Piranesi  (1720 – 1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etching of Rome. He was already famous in its time, also thanks to the “Grand Tour”. During the 17th- and 18th-century wealthy young European began taking a trek through Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. The developing…

Ancient astronomical telescope for sale

19th century astronomical telescope on eBay

We found an ancient astronomical telescope for sale on eBay. It is signed on the main tube “Plössl in Wien” and can be dated from the 1830s’. The large refracting telescope has an 8cm (3 inches) objective lens and measures 107 cm elongated. Link to eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/724-53478-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575561976&toolid=10001&campid=5338641195&customid=&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.it%2Fitm%2FImportant-telescope-astronomique-a-monture-azimutale-par-Plossl-circa-1830%2F233420574592%3Fhash%3Ditem3658f34f80%3Ag%3AlN8AAOSwYZJd5AXm