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Lafréry, Antoine, 1512–1577

Speculum romanae magnificentiae : omnia fere quaecunq[ue], in urbe monumenta extant, partim iuxta antiquam, partim iuxta hodiernam formam accuratiss, delineata repraesentans : accesserunt non paucae, tum antiquarum, tum modernarum rerum urbis figurae nunquam antehac aeditae.

Additional Title(s):

Specvlvm romanae magnificentiae

[Rome] : [Antonio Lafréry, Claude Duchet, and Tommaso Barlacchi], [1546-1590]
Physical Description:
125 prints in 1 volume : engraving ; 51 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 37
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Engraved title signed: Antonius Lafreri exc. Roma.
Ink stamp on verso of last print: Bibliotheca Abbatiae Vallis-Dei.
Bound in 17th century calf.
The present Speculum is item no. 3g in Parshall's Catalogue of early Speculum albums. Parshall suggests "a single campaign of printing" in 1581.
Hülsen, C. Das Speculum Romanae magnificentiae in Collectanea variae doctrinae Leoni S. Olschki, pages [121]-170
Parshall, P. Antonio Lafreri's "Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae." In Print Quarterly, v. 23, no. 1 (March 2006), pages 3-28
The engravings cover a wide variety of subjects related chiefly to the sights and attractions of Rome. The first three prints comprise the engraved title page and two maps of Rome. A full list of prints included is available upon request.
Subject Terms:
Architecture, Renaissance -- Pictorial works.
Architecture, Roman -- Pictorial works.
Bibliotheca Abbatiae Vallis-Dei -- Stamp.
Monuments -- Italy -- Rome -- Pictorial works.
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Rome (Italy) -- Pictorial works.
Sculpture -- Italy -- Rome -- Pictorial works.
Temples -- Italy -- Rome -- Pictorial works.
Duchet, Claude, approximately 1515-approximately 1565, publisher.
Barlacchi, Tommaso, publisher.
Du Pérac, Etienne, -1604, printmaker.
Brambilla, Ambrogio, active approximately 1579-1599, printmaker.
Bos, Jacob, active 1551-1577, printmaker.
Scultori, Diana, approximately 1545-approximately 1590, printmaker.

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