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Creator:
Bonifacio, Natale, 1538-1592, engraver.
Title(s):

Disegno del modo di condurre l'obelisco detto uolgarm[en]te la Guglia dal luogo remoto dietro la Chiesa di S. Pietro / Domenico Fontana da mili diocesi di Como inventore et condvttore ; Natalis Bonafatius Sebenicinsis in aere incidebat ; Io. Gverra M. Lin. ; NB. F..

Published/Created:
Romae : Apud Bartholomeum Grassium, MDLXXXVI [1586]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving ; 52 x 119 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DT62.O2 F6 1604+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Related Content:
View the catalog record for Domenico Fontana's Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano (1604)
Classification:
Prints
Notes:
Diagram illustrating how an obelisk (the Obelisco Vaticano) was moved and erected in Saint Peter's Square in Rome, with the use of elaborate scaffolds and horse-drawn pulleys.
Includes dedication to Pope Sixtus V, references A-N detailing the engineering project, and views of Saint Peter's Basilica.
Consists of 3 separate sheets joined together.
BAC: British Art Center copy is one of four prints by Bonifacio added as extra illustration to Domenico Fontana's Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di nostro signore papa Sisto V, 1604 (DT62.O2 F6 1604+). Bound between leaves 18 and 19.
Subject Terms:
Obelisco vaticano (Vatican City) -- Pictorial works.
Obelisks -- Italy -- Rome -- Pictorial works.
Piazza San Pietro (Vatican City) -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1586.
Contributors:
Fontana, Domenico, 1543-1607.
Guerra, Giovanni, 1544-1618, ill.
Grassi, Bartolomeo, active 1582-1600, printer.
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