Pretty places that never were with imaginings up by Italian artist Gaetano Landi. Born in Italy he published “Architectural Decorations: A Periodical Work of Original Designs Invented from the Egyptian, the Greek, the Roman, the Etruscan, the Attic, the Gothic &c for Exterior and Interior Decoration” in 1810 from which these plates are taken.

Hand colored plate. 1810.
Hand colored plate. 1810. Image © Skinner Auctions Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2386/lots/172
Grand Egyptian Hall.
Grand Egyptian Hall. Image © Iskander Books. Fair use license. via https://www.iskandarbooks.com/sites.php?fb=fb_ctlg&mmid=2&id=346
Large garden building or summer house in a Chinese style.
Large garden building or summer house in a Chinese style. Unnumbered plate. Image © RIBA Collections. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/large-garden-building-or-summer-house-in-a-chinese-style/posterid/R
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