Italian archaeologist and architect, noted for his publications on the topography of ancient Rome, A 3-page letter, entirely in his hand, Roma, 24 aprile 1847, with postally used address leaf addressed to "The Lord Vernon" in Firenze. Canina writes about a bronze medallion of Hadrian representing the "Porte Elio." He also illustrates the reverse side of this medallion in a well-detailed 1:1 pencil drawing. Signed "L. Canina," with his red wax seal intact, usual folds. Very scarce.