Splendore dell Antica e Moderna Roma nel Quale si Rappresentano Tutti i principali Tempii, Teatri, Anfiteatri, Cerchi, Naumachie, Archi Trionfali, Obelischi, Palagii, Terme, Curie, Basiliche, Fatti della Re, Consoli, Dittatori, & Imperadori Romani dignita civili, e militari, ordine de? trionfi, nomi di tutti i trionfanti, sacrificio militare, colonna Traiana, colonna Antonina, colonna milliaria, colonna rostrata, & colonna bellica, con li piu segnalati giardini de gli antichi, e moderni Romani, & alter cose notabili, con fatti, & imprese di quelli, da?quali sono stati eretti, e dedicati : et in questa ultima impressione abbellito di molti disegni antichi, e moderni, & aggiuntoui le descrittioni delle figure cauate dall?antichi medaglie de g

Giacomo Lauro; Giovanni Alto

Edité par Andrea Fei, Rome, 1641
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Contemporary full marbled calf, tastefully rebacked in six compartments of raised blind bands and gilt floral motifs, gilt text on two and six, all edges marbled. , Text is in Latin, Italian, German and French.Giacomo Lauro was an Italian painter, engraver, printer and antiquarian, of the late Renaissance period, active mainly in his native Venice and Treviso. He was a follower of Paolo Veronese. He published his famous ?Antiquae urbis splendor? in four parts (1612, 1613, 1615, 1628). Giovanni Alto (a Swiss antiquarian who served in Rome as a papal guard) edited and had this edition published in 1641, translating it from its original Latin into Italian, German, and French. In volume four of ?The Mark J. Millard Collection,? Pollak notes that the editor ?claims to have expanded Lauro?s no longer available book and to have rearranged it to suit Northern readers? The ?Antiquae urbis splendor? is distinguished from previous publications fashionable in sixteenth century Rome--which turned the city into a series of melancholy vedute ruins--by Lauro?s decision to illustrate reconstructions of the ruins of Rome? The fourth part provides a gallery of pictures that show contemporary Rome dominated by ruins? Lauro?s reconstruction of ancient Rome found a broad public? Its persuasiveness was based in rhetorically conveying the richness of Rome and its architectural heritage? (200)., Size : Oblong Folio. , With 171 plates (misnumbered as 166), including five extra plates by Lauro., Volume : 4 Parts in 1 Volume., References : Millard IV:200; Rossetti, Rome 6081; Boronni 7795.12; Brunet III:881; Olschki Choix XI:17386; BMC XIV:972.552; Kistner 823; Graesse IV:123., Foliation. 1 ff., to the reader, apostrophe to the city of Rome, title, portrait plate, plates 1-3, unnumerated plate, 4-7, text 3 ff., 8-11, text 2 ff., 12-126, text 3 ff., 127-156, 3 unnumerated plates, 157-166, 1 ff. Plates 32 & 48 with 2-inch tear extending into plate from lower margin, with no loss to text or image, otherwise a very good copy in attractive period binding. N° de réf. du libraire B3689

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Titre : Splendore dell Antica e Moderna Roma nel ...

Éditeur : Andrea Fei, Rome

Date d'édition : 1641

Reliure : Hardcover

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