Ontwerp voor carnavals stellage voor Christina van Zweden
Gezicht op het Piazza di San Marco te Rome met een stellage die speciaal is ontworpen voor koningin Christina van Zweden. Vanaf deze stellage kon zij de carnavalsfestiviteiten bekijken. Op de voorgrond een menigte feestende mensen en verschillende rijtuigen. Italiaanse tekst in ondermarge.
Printmaking in woodcut and engraving came to Northern Italy within a few decades of their invention north of the Alps. Engraving probably came first to Florence in the 1440s, the goldsmith Maso Finiguerra (1426–64) used the technique. Italian engraving caught the very early Renaissance, 1460–1490. Print copying was a widely accepted practice, as well as copying of paintings viewed as images in their own right.
Giovanni Battista Falda was an Italian architect, engraver, and artist. He is known for his engravings of both contemporary and antique structures of Rome. 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.