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The Resource Nuova raccolta delle megliori vedute antiche, e moderne di Roma, designate ed incise da Giovanni Cassini

Nuova raccolta delle megliori vedute antiche, e moderne di Roma, designate ed incise da Giovanni Cassini

Label
Nuova raccolta delle megliori vedute antiche, e moderne di Roma
Title
Nuova raccolta delle megliori vedute antiche, e moderne di Roma
Statement of responsibility
designate ed incise da Giovanni Cassini
Creator
Contributor
Bookseller
Dedicatee
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
ita
Summary
First edition, second issue (following the first issue of 1775) of 80 engraved views of Roman monuments by the artist and engraver Giovanni Maria Cassini, who learned his craft from none other than Giambattista Piranesi, and who would go on to win fame as an important map and globe-maker.
Cataloging source
CMalG
Citation location within source
  • IV, no 30
  • 3657
Citation source
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.). Mark J. Millard architectural collection
  • Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichit√† posseduti dal conte Cicognara
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
NE662.C32
LC item number
A5
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The "Nuova raccolta" includes a view of San Giovanni di Malta detto il Priorato (plate 13), one of the very few architectural designs of Piranesi to come to fruition, and a church considered to be the first Neoclassical building in Rome. Thematically, the book is divided according to type of building or structure: churches, piazzas, palazzos, fountains, ports, bridges, entryways, arches, portals, and gates (including city gates, garden gates, etc.), arches, baths, aqueducts, tombs, temples, and a miscellany of top tourist attractions such as the Colosseum, Trajan's Column, and Theater of Marcellus. As stated in the title, these images are all proper "vedute," that is, the monuments are depicted in the context of the surrounding structures (adjacent or connecting buildings, piazzas, fountains, columns, obelisks, etc.) and many of the scenes include people admiring the monuments--walking, mounted on horseback, or riding in carriages. Cassini's are some of the last "vedute" by a notable artist before the more scientific archaeologists of the early 19th century began clearing away the accumulated debris, soil, and vegetation from the ancient monuments, freeing them (as in the case of the Arch of Titus) from later architectural accretions, and performing restorations. Cassini's 18 images of the gates of Rome are particularly valuable in this regard, since a number of those entrances have been closed, demolished, or otherwise altered
Label
Nuova raccolta delle megliori vedute antiche, e moderne di Roma, designate ed incise da Giovanni Cassini
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Engraved title-page features the figure of Rhea Silvia, mother (with Mars, god of war) of the twins Romulus and Remus, founders of the city of Rome; she sits among the ruins of the city, and at her side the twins are suckled by a she-wolf
  • Engraved dedication page contains a framed plaque with presentation message addressed to monsignor Guglielmo Pallotta by Giuseppe Antonio Monaldini; in the lower left corner, a cherub holds Pallotta's coat of arms featuring a hand holding three balls, surmounted by the "galero" or ecclesiastical hat, and having six tassles on each side signifying episcopal status
  • Engraved table of contents, "Indice delle vedute antiche e moderne che contiene il presente volume," lists the titles of the 80 plates, within a wide border of leaves and vines
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 41 cm
Extent
[3], 80 leaves of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Bound in later tan and blue marbled paper over tan leather boards; gilt fleur-de-lis spine ornaments. In beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, Paul Dowling, Liber Antiquus, 2017.
Other physical details
all illustrations (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)146156220
  • ucoclc146156220
Label
Nuova raccolta delle megliori vedute antiche, e moderne di Roma, designate ed incise da Giovanni Cassini
Publication
Note
  • Engraved title-page features the figure of Rhea Silvia, mother (with Mars, god of war) of the twins Romulus and Remus, founders of the city of Rome; she sits among the ruins of the city, and at her side the twins are suckled by a she-wolf
  • Engraved dedication page contains a framed plaque with presentation message addressed to monsignor Guglielmo Pallotta by Giuseppe Antonio Monaldini; in the lower left corner, a cherub holds Pallotta's coat of arms featuring a hand holding three balls, surmounted by the "galero" or ecclesiastical hat, and having six tassles on each side signifying episcopal status
  • Engraved table of contents, "Indice delle vedute antiche e moderne che contiene il presente volume," lists the titles of the 80 plates, within a wide border of leaves and vines
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 41 cm
Extent
[3], 80 leaves of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Bound in later tan and blue marbled paper over tan leather boards; gilt fleur-de-lis spine ornaments. In beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, Paul Dowling, Liber Antiquus, 2017.
Other physical details
all illustrations (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)146156220
  • ucoclc146156220

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