Il Tempio Vaticano e Sua Origine = Templum Vaticanum et Ipsius Origo

Il Tempio Vaticano e Sua Origine = Templum Vaticanum et Ipsius Origo

 Carlo Fontana; Joannes Josephus Bonnerue de Saint Romain; Alessandro Specchi; Carlo Barberini

Francesco Buagni, 1694

First ed. Thick folio, 43 x 31 cm.  Bound in fine later 3/4 calf over marbled boards.  Very binding and cover.  6 raised bands, red morocco spine label. All edges red.  Internally generally very good, with only light staining.  Text in Latin and Italian.  79 engraved plates (10 double-page or folding) by Alessandro Specchi.  Fontana's lavish and beautifully illustrated work on the Vatican and the Vatican obelisk, including the plates from his Della Trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano published in 1590. Book VII includes a comparison of St. Peter's, the Pantheon and the Duomo in Florence.   

Contents: Contents: 1. Cose piu notabile della potenza Romana --2. Antica basilica --3. Trasporto dell'obelisco --4. Portici, piazze --5. Tempio Vaticano --6. Spese --7. Pantheon & altri tempii. <br>  Refs: Berlin Kat. 2678; Cicognara 3731; Fowler 122; Millard Italian 38; Brunet II, 1329. <br>Provenance: Early ownership inscription of Sir William Lite. Armorial book plate of James O'Bryne (Irish). <br> This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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