piranesi
Stephen Lauf

Encyclopedia Ichnographica
a novel

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pages 24-25 of Gijs Wallis de Vries's Archescape--On the Tracks of Piranesi:   image 5. Giambattista Piranesi, Il Campo Marzio dell'antica Roma, detail of copper etching plate VII, 1762.


version of the Ichnographia that matches the copper etching plates, hence the Ichnographia in its second state


Given there are two distinct printed versions of the Ichnographia Campus Martius, it seems safe to assume that whichever version of the Ichnographia matches the state of the copper etching plates (as presently stored at the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome) is the Ichnographia printed in its second state.


version of the Ichnographia that does not match the copper etching plates, hence the Ichnographia in its first state

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