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Creator:
Fontana, Domenico, 1543-1607, author.
Title(s):

Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di nostro signore papa Sisto V / fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana, architetto di Sva Santita.

Additional Title(s):

Title on added title page, Book 1: Del modo tenvto nel trasportare l'obelisco vaticano, e delle fabriche fatte da nostro signore Sisto V, Libro p.o

Caption title, Book 2: Libro secondo in cvi si ragiona di alcvne fabriche fatte in Roma, et in Napoli dal cavalier Domenico Fontana

Published/Created:
In Roma : Apresso Domenico Basa, MDXC [1590, that is 1604]
In Napoli : Apresso Costantino Vitale, 1604.
Physical Description:
2 volumes (94 [i.e. 100], [1] leaves; 30 [i.e. 34], [1] leaves) : illustrations, portraits, plans ; 43 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DT62.O2 F6 1604+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Related Content:
View the catalog record for Bonifacio's Disegno del modo di condurre l'obelisco detto uolgarm[en]te la guglia dal luogo remoto dietro la Chiesa di S. Pietro
View the catalog record for Bonifacio's Disegno, nel quale si rappresenta l'ordine tenuto in alzare la guglia ..
View the catalog record for Bonifacio's Disegno nel quale si rappresentano le cerimone fatte d'ordinedi N. Sre. adi 26 di Settre. 1586 ...
View the catalog record for Bonifacio's Pianta del sito della piazza fatta per alzare la guglia, e della situatione di tutti gli argani ...
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Engraved title page of Domenico Basa's Roman edition of 1590 is retained for Book 1. Imprint from colophon of Book 1.
At foot of title page: "In calce al front.: Intagliato da Natal Bonifatio da Sibenicco"
The text of Book 1 is reset from edition of 1590; the engravings by Natal Bonifacio are renumbered and reprinted. The engraved and letterpress leaves are numbered in single sequences in both books, with the addition in Book 1 of engraved leaves 66 secondo and 86 secondo. Numbers 54, 66 and 86 in Book 1 apply to double-page engravings. The 2nd leaf of Book 1, conjugate with the main title leaf, is unnumbered and blank. The 3rd leaf is an added engraved title page with portrait of Fontana, his arms at foot and those of Sixtus V at head. In Book 2, leaves 4-5 form a double plate, and the numbers 22 & 27 both apply to three leaves, a double plate followed by a letterpress leaf. The last unnumbered leaf is an engraved elevation for a wall fountain. It has no legend, but shows Moses striking the rock in the central niche and so may relate to the Aqua Felice; cf. plate 45, Book 1. Ornaments and initials in various styles.
Fowler architectural collection of the Johns Hopkins University, p. 108
Includes a frontispiece portrait of the author.
Includes index to Book 1.
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks Book 2. Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf; rebacked. Stamped in gilt on front cover: "Richard Bullocke, 1666." With inscriptions of Abraham Roumieu, architect, 1756, and Mathew Goodricke, 1621. The latter is written over an earlier indecipherable inscription.
BAC: British Art Center copy interleaved with an unsigned manuscript translation into English, probably in a 17th century hand, on 61 full-size leaves, 2 smaller leaves, and 19 slips. The title page of the English translation is also inscribed by Roumieu (and dated 1756). There is no evidence that Matthew Goodricke travelled abroad or knew Italian, but he would have known Inigo Jones, through his work at the Office of Works, and Nicholas Stone, and would have had access to those with the requisite language skills to translate the work.
BAC: British Art Center copy is also extra illustrated with four additional plates engraved by Natale Bonifacio. The additional plates (cataloged separately) comprise: Disegno del modo di condurre l'obelisco detto uolgarm[en]te la guglia dal luogo remoto dietro la Chiesa di S. Pietro (1586) -- Disegno, nel quale si rappresenta l'ordine tenuto in alzare la guglia ... (1586) -- Disegno nel quale si rappresentano le cerimone fatte d'ordinedi N. Sre. adi 26 di Settre. 1586 in uenerdi nella consacratione della croce ... et beneditione della guglia ...(1587) -- Pianta del sito della piazza fatta per alzare la guglia, e della situatione di tutti gli argani ...
Subject Terms:
Bullocke, Richard, active 1666 -- Provenance.
Goodricke, Matthew, 1588?-1645 -- Autograph.
Obelisco vaticano (Vatican City)
Obelisks -- Italy -- Rome.
Piazza San Pietro (Vatican City) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Roumieu, Abraham, 1734-1780 -- Autograph.
Sixtus V, Pope, 1520-1590.
Vatican City -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings (prints)
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Contributors:
Bonifacio, Natale, 1538-1592, engraver.
Basa, Domenico, active 1579-1596.
Vitale, Costantino, active 16th century-17th century, publisher.
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