NImes, France: Chez Gaude Fils, 1819. Nouvelle Edition. Wraps. Charming early French history of the historic city of Nimes, with 15 engravings, including the world renowned "Maison Carree" the only completely preserved temple of the ancient world, built around 16BC by Agrippa, the original patron of the Pantheon in Rome. These folding plates of important Roman sites include: l'amphitheatre, La Maison Carree, Le Temple de Diane, La Tour Magne, La Fontaine, La Statue d'Apollon, Le Temple d'Isis et de Serapis, le Temple d'Apollon, Le Temple d'Auguste, La Basilisque et le Temple de Plotine, Le Capitole, Les Thermes, Les Spheristeres, Le Champ de Mars, les Statues Cariatides, La Porte de France, les Aigles, Les Paves en Mosaique trouves a Nismes, and Le Pont du Gard.
Slim 8vo, 59pp, 15 plates. Contemporary paper wraps with the name of the printer inscribed on the verso of the front cover, as well as "Lyon, 21 Juin 1809, Leclerc", both in a contemporary hand, as well as a few notes in the text (on the verso of the Temple de Diane folding plate is written: "Laurier Amande dans le jardin de la fontaine ou est le temple de Diana". Covers rubbed and worn at extremes; internally, very good. Good +. Item #17377