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Comment on Ultimo 1797

It is uncertain what suite of bas-reliefs is referred to here.
It is not an early publication by subscription of Georg Zoëga’s Li bassirilievi antichi di Roma, which was published in its entirety in 1808 with engravings by the above-mentioned Tommaso Piroli.
As early as the late 1790s there had been talk about publishing Zoëga’s writings on bas-reliefs , but in a letter of 16.5.1800 Zoëga writes that he is still waiting for a clarification of the situation, see A.D. Jørgensen: Georg Zoega. Et mindeskrift, Copenhagen 1881, p. 160-161.

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