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Antiquae Urbis splendor : hoc est praecipua eiusdem templa amphitheatra theatra circi naumachiae arcus triumphales mausolea aliaque sumptuosiora aedificia pompae item triumphalis et colossaearum imaginum descriptio / opera & industria Iacobi Lauri Romani in aes incisa atque in lucem edita. Addita est brevis quaedam et succincta imaginum explicatio in qua Regum Consulum Imperatoru[m]q[ue] res gestae et rei Romanae origo progressus incrementum, ac finis cu[m] Almae Urbis antiquor[um] ac modernor[um] vestigior[um] additione utcunq[ue] hoc insequenti anno 1630 reperiu[n]tur, et ex veteru[m] ac recentior[um] historiar[um] monumentis clare ostenditur.

By: Lauro, Giacomo, active 17th century.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Romae : Appresso Vitale Mascardi, [1612-1628 i.e. 1637]Description: 4 v. in 1 ([340] p) : ill. (engravings), maps, ports., plans ; 22 x 32 cm (obl. fol.).Subject(s): Architecture -- Italy -- Rome -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800 | Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800 | Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800Online resources: Getty Research Institute digitized version (Internet Archive)
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611.L.12 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Original leather binding decorated with the coat of arms of Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini) impressed in gold. | Gift from Mark Getty, Chair of BSR Council, purchased 20/02/2018 at the auction of Sergio Rossetti's Library in Milan (Lot. 176)

Part 2 has title: Antiquitatum urbis liber secundus, 1613; part 3 has title: Antiquae urbis splendoris complementu[m], 1615; part. 4 has title: Antiquae urbis vestigia quae nunc extant, 1628.

Plates are numbered 1-166 (150-151 not numbered), with 2 additional unnumbered plates; most plate pages in part 1-3 have letterpress on versos, 5 additional pages of letterpress have blank versos; includes "Tavola del libro di tutte le figure..." (1 leaf at end), for a total 174 leaves.

Unnumbered folded leaf following t.p. is a portrait of Pope Urban VIII, "Creatus 6. Augusti 1623" with engraved caption and privilege dated 1625; unnumbered leaf following plate 2 is a dedication by Giovanni Alto to the readers (date and publisher of this edition from this page).

Engraved title pages included in numbering of plates (nos. 1, 49, 85, 127).

Rossetti, S. Rome, a bibliography from the invention of printing through 1899 6077

Catalogo ragionato dei libri d’arte e d’antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara 3761

Brunet, J.-C. Dictionnaire bibliographique, historique et critique des livres rares précieux, singuliers, curieux, estimés et recherchés (supplément) v. 3, 881

Text in Latin engraved at bottom of plates; two plates in part 4 have text in Italian (162, 163). Most plate pages in pts. 1-3 have translations in Italian, German and French on versos.

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