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Epigrammata antiquae urbis : cautum edicto Leonis X Pont. Opt. Max. ne quis in septennium hoc opus excudat alioqui reus esto noxamque pendito

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Epigrammata antiquae urbis : cautum edicto Leonis X Pont. Opt. Max. ne quis in septennium hoc opus excudat alioqui reus esto noxamque pendito
Title
Epigrammata antiquae urbis
Title remainder
cautum edicto Leonis X Pont. Opt. Max. ne quis in septennium hoc opus excudat alioqui reus esto noxamque pendito
Title variation
Epigrammata antiqvae vrbis
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Summary
First substantial collection of ancient Roman inscriptions to appear in print.
Cataloging source
STA
Citation location within source
  • no. 144
  • 297
  • 2554
  • E-236
  • II:1016-1017
  • IV:1248
  • 3789
  • CNCE 18162
Citation source
  • Ascarella, F. Annali tipografici di Giacomo Mazzocchi
  • Harvard College Library. Catalogue of books and manuscripts. Italian 16th century books
  • Sander, M. Livre à figures italien depuis 1467 jusqu'à 1530
  • Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
  • Brunet, J.-C. Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres (5e éd.)
  • Barbier, A.A. Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes (3. éd.)
  • Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara
  • EDIT 16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CN527
LC item number
.M29 1521
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
It preserves many hundreds of inscriptions, many of them now lost, found in churches, temples, palaces, public spaces and private collections of Renaissance Rome. The work was compiled over a number of years, possibly with the collaboration of Maffei, Mariangelo Accursio, and Andrea Fulvio. Sources include inscriptions in the houses of the great scholars Angelo Colocci, Pomponio Laeto, Ludovico Bello and Giuliano Dati. There are also inscriptions from the celebrated sculpture collection of the de' Rossi, which was dispersed in 1517. Mazzocchi also visited smaller collectons, such as those held by the booksellers Stéphane Guillery and the obscure "Peter the Frenchman," in whose houses Mazzocchi saw and recorded inscriptions. The Epigrammata is a key monument in the history of early Renaissance guide books to Roman antiquities--it was itself a guide, frequently carried by antiquarians and humanists who visited and explored the ruins, architecture, and art that all held important information useful to the imagined reconstructions of the City and the reawakening of classical letters and culture
Label
Epigrammata antiquae urbis : cautum edicto Leonis X Pont. Opt. Max. ne quis in septennium hoc opus excudat alioqui reus esto noxamque pendito
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compilation is attributed to Jacopo Mazzocchi or Angelo Colocci; see Melzi. EDIT 16 attributes it to Francesco Albertini and Andrea Fulvio; see Epigraphica 13 (1969): 205-12
  • Signatures: pi10 A4 B-Z6 ET6 [con]6 [rum]6 2A-2C6 2D-2E4 2a8 (2E1, 2E2 signed 2E2, 2E3 respectively)
  • Collation differs from Adams, which has X4, and describes signature 2E as 2E6 ( -2E1. 2E6)
  • Numbered as leaves, printed as pages
  • Various errors in signing and foliation, especially leaves CLXVI-CLXXX; no. CLXXX repeated
  • Woodcuts: 21 woodcut illustrations of important Roman monuments with their inscriptions: the arches of Septimius Severus and Constantine; the Claudian aqueduct; the Aqua Virgo, the Pantheon, the pyramidal tomb of Gaius Cestius, Hadrian's tomb, the Vatican obelisk, Trajan's column, and hundreds of type-set inscriptions, 103 of which are framed by elaborate woodcut borders in imitation of Roman aedicula, tombs, and funerary plaques. Among the most famous of these are the relief of the Three Graces in the house of Paulus de Plancis, and the Roman fasces that graced the facade of Pietro Santacroce's house; also included are most, if not all, of Mazzocchi's stock of elaborately figurative or architectural woodcut borders, according to Mortimer, who describes it as his major work as a printer and antiquarian
  • Text printed in roman type
  • Mazzocchi's dedication to Mario Volaterrano, bishop of Aquino on verso of title page; printing privilege granted by Pope Leo X and dated Nov. 30, 1517 in St Peter's, Rome (recto of leaf [10] of first sequence)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm (folio)
Extent
[10], CLXXX, [8] leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: bound in Flemish binding of contemporary blind-stamped calfskin over wooden boards, rebacked; leafy rolled and ruled border enclosing a center panel, diapered; each diamond holds a blind-stamped lozenge shaped [pomegranate or pineapple?] ornament; front pastedown composed of a strip of printed waste and a larger fragment of an early vellum manuscript leaf, with text in Latin in four columns; back pastedown is a leaf of printed waste containing Biblical commentary. Ownership inscription on title page of the Jesuit College of Brussels, dated 1638 ("Collegii Societatis Iesu Bruxellis 1638"). Purchase, Paul Dowling, Liber Antiquus, October 2013.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: bound in modern full vellum; new endpapers; all edges gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown and embossed ownership stamp on front endleaf of Giannalisa Feltrinelli; sold by Christie's London as lot 1579 of the Giannalisa Feltrinelli Library sale (Part VI: The Arts Fêtes and history of Italy, literature of the Grand Tour... ) June 2, 1998. Purchase, Ars Libri, 1999.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)10638098
  • ucoclc10638098
Label
Epigrammata antiquae urbis : cautum edicto Leonis X Pont. Opt. Max. ne quis in septennium hoc opus excudat alioqui reus esto noxamque pendito
Publication
Note
  • Compilation is attributed to Jacopo Mazzocchi or Angelo Colocci; see Melzi. EDIT 16 attributes it to Francesco Albertini and Andrea Fulvio; see Epigraphica 13 (1969): 205-12
  • Signatures: pi10 A4 B-Z6 ET6 [con]6 [rum]6 2A-2C6 2D-2E4 2a8 (2E1, 2E2 signed 2E2, 2E3 respectively)
  • Collation differs from Adams, which has X4, and describes signature 2E as 2E6 ( -2E1. 2E6)
  • Numbered as leaves, printed as pages
  • Various errors in signing and foliation, especially leaves CLXVI-CLXXX; no. CLXXX repeated
  • Woodcuts: 21 woodcut illustrations of important Roman monuments with their inscriptions: the arches of Septimius Severus and Constantine; the Claudian aqueduct; the Aqua Virgo, the Pantheon, the pyramidal tomb of Gaius Cestius, Hadrian's tomb, the Vatican obelisk, Trajan's column, and hundreds of type-set inscriptions, 103 of which are framed by elaborate woodcut borders in imitation of Roman aedicula, tombs, and funerary plaques. Among the most famous of these are the relief of the Three Graces in the house of Paulus de Plancis, and the Roman fasces that graced the facade of Pietro Santacroce's house; also included are most, if not all, of Mazzocchi's stock of elaborately figurative or architectural woodcut borders, according to Mortimer, who describes it as his major work as a printer and antiquarian
  • Text printed in roman type
  • Mazzocchi's dedication to Mario Volaterrano, bishop of Aquino on verso of title page; printing privilege granted by Pope Leo X and dated Nov. 30, 1517 in St Peter's, Rome (recto of leaf [10] of first sequence)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm (folio)
Extent
[10], CLXXX, [8] leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: bound in Flemish binding of contemporary blind-stamped calfskin over wooden boards, rebacked; leafy rolled and ruled border enclosing a center panel, diapered; each diamond holds a blind-stamped lozenge shaped [pomegranate or pineapple?] ornament; front pastedown composed of a strip of printed waste and a larger fragment of an early vellum manuscript leaf, with text in Latin in four columns; back pastedown is a leaf of printed waste containing Biblical commentary. Ownership inscription on title page of the Jesuit College of Brussels, dated 1638 ("Collegii Societatis Iesu Bruxellis 1638"). Purchase, Paul Dowling, Liber Antiquus, October 2013.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: bound in modern full vellum; new endpapers; all edges gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown and embossed ownership stamp on front endleaf of Giannalisa Feltrinelli; sold by Christie's London as lot 1579 of the Giannalisa Feltrinelli Library sale (Part VI: The Arts Fêtes and history of Italy, literature of the Grand Tour... ) June 2, 1998. Purchase, Ars Libri, 1999.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)10638098
  • ucoclc10638098

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