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Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera

Label
Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis
Title
Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis
Statement of responsibility
Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Title variation
Palatia procerum Romanae urbis
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Contributor
Bookseller
Engraver
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Printer
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 19847
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 "Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis" volume includes 95 woodcuts principally of facades of Roman palaces. See also Ashby, T. "Note sulle varie guide di Roma che contengono xilografie di Girolamo Franzini," Roma I (1923):345-352
Label
Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A-F16
  • Woodcuts: Francini's fountain device on title page; volume contains 95 woodcut illustrations of facades of Roman palaces, and numerous fountains, a stairway, and an obelisk (approximately 55 x 65 mm), designed and cut by the printer, Francini, with xylographic captions, and printed on rectos only
  • Issued with: Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio; Templa deo et sanctus eius Romae dicata; Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599].
Dimensions
11 cm (16mo)
Extent
[96] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 2 volumes with three other guidebooks on Rome: Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio; Templa deo et sanctus eius Romae dicata; Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, 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)43173873
  • ucoclc43173873
Label
Palatia procerum Romanae vrbis, Hieronymi Franzini bibliopolae ad Signum Fontis opera
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A-F16
  • Woodcuts: Francini's fountain device on title page; volume contains 95 woodcut illustrations of facades of Roman palaces, and numerous fountains, a stairway, and an obelisk (approximately 55 x 65 mm), designed and cut by the printer, Francini, with xylographic captions, and printed on rectos only
  • Issued with: Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio; Templa deo et sanctus eius Romae dicata; Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, with imprint "Romae: [Girolamo Francini], MDXCIX [1599].
Dimensions
11 cm (16mo)
Extent
[96] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 2 volumes with three other guidebooks on Rome: Antiquitates Romanae vrbis studio; Templa deo et sanctus eius Romae dicata; Icones statuarum antiquarum vrbis Romae, 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)43173873
  • ucoclc43173873

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