Between December 1983 and February 1984 the Campania region held a series of Virgilian Bimillennial events, one of which involved the publication by the Filippo Palizzi State Art Institute of an interesting catalog of antique prints of the Fiery Fields (Campi Flegrei) entitled “Virgilian Places – Images in Time.”
The catalog was published by Dick Peerson, Inc. of Naples. It contains 49 splendid images of prints, watercolours and woodcuts done between the 1500s and the 1800s showing scenes and places in the Campi Flegrei, iconic images that celebrate the close relationship that this land has with the underground world of grottoes, archaeology and volcanic phenomena.
The catalog and notes were edited by Luciana Arbace.
The publication will enrich the collection of antique images of the world beneath us that we are collecting for our Gallery in the section dedicated to Naples Grotto Art over the Centuries.
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La copertina del catalogo
(The image shows the grotto that forms the entrance way to the Acropolis of Cuma)
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