Italy, Rome, Illumination of St Peter’s and Fireworks from Castel St Angelo (the Girandola)



This is a Digital Image not an actual print
It was in 1471, at the coronation of Pope Sixtus IV, that fireworks began to be set off at the Castel Sant’Angelo, the fortress-like structure originally built as Hadrian’s mausoleum.
Drawn by E. F. Payne and engraved by W. B. Cooke for ‘Rome and its Surroundings’ by H. Noel Humphreys, 1840

Steel engraving
Original image size 14.9 cm x 18.5 cm
Digital image size 3522 x 4380 px