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Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera

Label
Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae
Title
Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae
Statement of responsibility
Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Title variation
  • Icones statuarum antiquarum urbis Romae
  • Icones statvarum antiqvarvm vrbis Romae
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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 19846
Citation source
  • Brunet
  • EDIT 16
Illustrations
illustrations
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 "Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae" volume contains 111 woodcut drawings of Roman statuary. See also Ashby, T. "Note sulle varie guide di Roma che contengono xilografie di Girolamo Franzini," Roma I (1923):345-352
Label
Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A-G16
  • Woodcuts: Francini's fountain device on title page; volume contains 111 woodcut drawings (approximately 55 x 65 mm) of public and private stone and bronze statuary, grouped by owner or location, designed and cut by the printer, Francini, with xylographic captions, and printed on rectos only
  • Issued with: Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio; Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis; and Templa deo et sanctis eius Romae dicata, all with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599].
Dimensions
11 cm (16mo)
Extent
[112] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in two volumes with three other guidebooks on Rome: Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio; Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis; and Templa deo et sanctis eius Romae dicata, all with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599]. Eighteenth-century citron morocco binding; 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)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43173673
  • ucoclc43173673
Label
Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A-G16
  • Woodcuts: Francini's fountain device on title page; volume contains 111 woodcut drawings (approximately 55 x 65 mm) of public and private stone and bronze statuary, grouped by owner or location, designed and cut by the printer, Francini, with xylographic captions, and printed on rectos only
  • Issued with: Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio; Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis; and Templa deo et sanctis eius Romae dicata, all with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599].
Dimensions
11 cm (16mo)
Extent
[112] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in two volumes with three other guidebooks on Rome: Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio; Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis; and Templa deo et sanctis eius Romae dicata, all with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599]. Eighteenth-century citron morocco binding; 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)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43173673
  • ucoclc43173673

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