This is an original 1876 black and white in-text wood engraving of the Ponte Rotto in Rome, Italy. This mammoth bridge which crossed the Tiber fell into disuse in 1598 when half of the bridge was taken by a flood. More interestingly, this image was produced less than a decade before the remaining arches were demolished leaving only one that still stands today.
This 135+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 4.5 inches; 15 x 11 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Roman Stone Bridge, Via Aurellia, Forum Boarium, Forum Trastavere