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Fontana, Carlo, 1634–1714

Templum Vaticanum et ipsius origo : cum aedificiis maximè conspicuis antiquitùs, & recèns ibidem constitutis / editum ab equite Carolo Fontana, ... , opus in septem libros distributum, Latinisque literis consignatum a Joanne Jos. Bonnervë de S. Romain ...

Additional Title(s):

Added title page : Tempio Vaticano e sua origine con gl'edisitii più cospicui antichi, e moderni fatti dentro e fuori di esso.

Tempio Vaticano e sua origine. Latin & Italian

Romae : Ex typographia Jo. Francisci Buagni, MDCXCIV [1694]
Physical Description:
[30], 489, [29] pages : illustrations, plans ; 45 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2015 37
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN 1976 Folio 128: Imperfect (?): p. 89-90, 171-172, 215-220, 247-48 wanting.
BEIN 1999 Folio 16: Imperfect: p. 147-148, 169-172, 215-220, 247-248, 419-420 wanting.
Plates drawn by Carlo Fontana and engraved by "Alexander Speculus."
Latin and Italian text in parallel columns. Added title page in Italian. Each book has special title page in Latin and Italian.
Pages 205 and 343 repeated.
Paged continuously. Plates included in paging.
Woodcut title vignettes, initials, tailpieces.
Fowler architectural collection of the Johns Hopkins University, 122
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 1096
Book III treats the Vatican obelisk; the last book contains short descriptions of the Pantheon, several Roman temples, and the Cathedral of Florence.
Includes index.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary gilt-tooled mottled calf. Signed in manuscript: E Libris W.J. Booth, Roma, Jany. 1820.
Subject Terms:
Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Booth, W.J. -- Autograph.
Church architecture -- Vatican City -- Early works to 1800.
Monuments -- Vatican City.
Engravings -- Italy -- Rome -- 1692.
Buagni, Giovanni Francesco, printer.
Specchi, Alessandro, 1668-1729, engraver.

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