Discorsi sopra l'antichità di Roma di Vicenzo Scamozzi, architetto Vicentino : con XL tavole in rame.
By: Scamozzi, Vincenzo.
Contributor(s): Pittoni, Battista | Porro, Girolamo.Material type: BookPublisher: In Venetia : appresso Francesco Ziletti, 1582Description:  sheets,  double leaves of plates : ill. ; 30 cm (4to).Subject(s): Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities -- Early works to 1800
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|Printed Books||British School at Rome Closed Access Material||611.P.4 (Browse shelf)||1||Available||Half vellum binding; leather label with gold lettering on spine. | Ashby's bookplate and annotations on the pastedown of the front cover. | Annotations on first blank page. | Title page missing.|
The 40 double-page plates are tipped onto stubs at centerfold. They have descriptive text on rectos of left-hand leaves and a few right-hand versos.
Plates were etched by Giovanni Battista Pittoni and had been previously published by him with title: Praecipua aliquot Romanae antiquitatis ruinarum monimenta (Venice, 1561). Most plates are signed by Pittoni, and many are dated 1581 (altered from 1561). Plate 8 is not signed at all, and differs from the rest in that it is engraved, not etched.
Dedication signed by Girolamo Porro and dated Nov. 20, 1581.
Head- and tail-pieces; initials.
Signature: ✝² B⁶.