Falda, Giovanni Battista (1643 - 1678): FALDA & PIETRO - PALACE PALAVICINA FACADE ROME FOLIO

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Date of Printing: 1655 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Architecture • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Baroque (1600 - 1699) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 18 x 23.5 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 24.7 x 38 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only

Pietro Ferrerio and Giovanni Battista Falda. From their suite of engravings: Palazzi diversi nel‘alma cità di Roma et. altre ...
Published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi in 1655. Very slight foxing around edges, though in excellent condition, especially for its age.


Giovanni Battista Falda (Valduggia 7 December 1643 – 22 August 1678 Rome) was an Italian architect, engraver and artist. He is known for his engravings of both contemporary and antique structures of Rome.

Falda lived mainly in Rome, where he started his career with the publisher Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi. He engraved for Le fontane di Roma (Fountains in Rome) and for Palazzi di Roma (Palaces of Rome). The latter was published in 1655 in collaboration with Pietro Ferrerio. He is sometimes known as 'Falda da Valduggia' because of his birthplace.
His works became particularly popular with the first waves of Grand Tour participants during the latter parts of the 17th century and Falda became a commercial success as a result. His works appealed to tourists keen to retain a detailed and accurate representation of those parts of Rome they had visited.