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Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera

Label
Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio
Title
Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio
Statement of responsibility
Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Title variation
  • Antiquitates Romanae urbis studio
  • Antiqvitates Romanae vrbis studio
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Contributor
Bookseller
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Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Summary
One volume of a 4-volume set of pictorial guidebooks to Rome, designed, cut, printed, and sold by Girolamo Francini at the Sign of the Fountain ("Ad Signum Fontis").
Cataloging source
EQO
Citation location within source
  • II:1383
  • CNCE 19845
Citation source
  • Brunet
  • EDIT 16
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The set, containing a total of 383 woodcut illustrations, represents one of the first comprehensive iconographies of Rome, which, as Amy Marshall notes in her exhibit catalog, "Mirabilia urbis Romae: five centuries of guidebooks and views" (Univ. of Toronto Library, 2002), reflected the changes to the city undertaken by Sixtus V in the years 1585-90." The tiny 16mo format was easily carried by travelers, including pilgrims, tourists, diplomats, merchants, architects, and artists. The guidebooks were also used as tourist albums. Upon returning home, the traveler could flip through the volumes, showing friends and family which of the sights he had visited. Because the woodcuts were printed only on the rectos of each page, there was room for the traveler to add his own drawings, notes, or observations. The "Antiquates Romanae" volume includes 87 woodcuts of amphitheaters, arches, fora, temples, baths, gardens, the naumachia of the emperor Nero, and other public structures; two of the illustrations are floor plans. See also Ashby, T. "Note sulle varie guide di Roma che contengono xilografie di Girolamo Franzini," Roma I (1923):345-352
Label
Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A-E16 F8
  • Woodcuts: Francini's fountain device on title page; volume contains 87 woodcut illustrations of ancient Roman buildings (approximately 55 x 65 mm), designed and cut by the printer, Francini, with xylographic captions, and printed on rectos only
  • Issued with: Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis; Templa deo et sanctus eius Romae dicata; Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599].
Dimensions
11 cm (16mo)
Extent
[88] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 2 volumes with three other guidebooks on Rome: Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis; Templa deo et sanctus eius Romae dicata; Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599]. Eighteenth-century citron morocco binding by Derome, as noted in Catalogue of...the Beckford library...(London: J. Davy & Sons, 1882), entry 3156; triple gilt fillets; gilt spine ornaments; gold-stamped red morocco spine labels; marbled endpapers; inner gilt dentelles; all edges gilt. Ownership inscription on title page of volume 2 of the set of the Jesuit College in Paris. From the libraries of Etienne Charles Loménie de Brienne (Catalogue (1797), no. 2456); Dominique Martin Méon (Catalogue (1803), no. 3866); and William Beckford of Fonthill Abbey (Catalogue (1882), no. 3156). University Librarian Discretionary Fund Purchase, Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, 2013.
Other physical details
all illustrations (woodcuts), 1 plan
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43173795
  • ucoclc43173795
Label
Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A-E16 F8
  • Woodcuts: Francini's fountain device on title page; volume contains 87 woodcut illustrations of ancient Roman buildings (approximately 55 x 65 mm), designed and cut by the printer, Francini, with xylographic captions, and printed on rectos only
  • Issued with: Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis; Templa deo et sanctus eius Romae dicata; Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599].
Dimensions
11 cm (16mo)
Extent
[88] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 2 volumes with three other guidebooks on Rome: Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis; Templa deo et sanctus eius Romae dicata; Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599]. Eighteenth-century citron morocco binding by Derome, as noted in Catalogue of...the Beckford library...(London: J. Davy & Sons, 1882), entry 3156; triple gilt fillets; gilt spine ornaments; gold-stamped red morocco spine labels; marbled endpapers; inner gilt dentelles; all edges gilt. Ownership inscription on title page of volume 2 of the set of the Jesuit College in Paris. From the libraries of Etienne Charles Loménie de Brienne (Catalogue (1797), no. 2456); Dominique Martin Méon (Catalogue (1803), no. 3866); and William Beckford of Fonthill Abbey (Catalogue (1882), no. 3156). University Librarian Discretionary Fund Purchase, Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, 2013.
Other physical details
all illustrations (woodcuts), 1 plan
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43173795
  • ucoclc43173795

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