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LAURO, Giacomo (1584--1637)
[Antiquae urbis splendor. 1699]
Romanæ magnitvdinis monvmenta qvæ vrbem illam orbis dominam velut redivivam exhibent posteritati vetervm recentiorumqve qvotqvot hac de re scripserunt avthoritate probata qvibus suffragantur numismata ... Restitvta et avcta cura, ... Dominici de Rubeis, ...
Romæ: sumptibus ac typis [Dominici de Rubeis], Io: Iacobi hæredis ad Templum Sæ. Mariæ de Pace, anno 1699.
138 engr. pl. ; 41.9 cm. (2º)

Giacomo Lauro's popular set of engravings was first published as Antiquae urbis splendor in three books dated 1612, 1613 and 1615 and went through at least eight subsequent editions by 1699 as identified by Thomas Ashby (for a full reference see below); copies of editions dated 1612 [i.e. 1624?] (q.v.) and 1641 (q.v.) are also in Soane's library. This is Ashby's 'edition H' containing all the plates from the three parts of the original work, one plate from the later fourth part, 16 new plates by Pietro Santi Bartoli, and a new title-plate as above. See Thomas Ashby 'Un incisore antiquario del Seicento', La Bibliofilia (XXVIII, Mar. 1927, pp. 453-460; XXIX, Dec. 1927, pp. 356-369). BAL, Early printed books, no. 1781.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Traces of earlier ownership(?) inscription in ink on first front free-endpaper (4 lines). The final plate is torn outside the plate-mark, with an old repair.
Copy 2: 41.0 cm. Bound (1) with G. Sadeler, Vestigi delle antichita di Roma Tivoli Pozzvolo, 1660 (q.v.). Inscribed on front free pastedown Crowns 17. The title-plate stamped with a cross of Lorraine flanked by the initials PC in a circle.

Binding Copy 1: C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red morocco spine-label.
Copy 2: C17th sprinkled sheep, gilt-tooled spine compartments, maroon spine-label gilt-lettered 'Romanæ Magnitudinis Monumenta'. This is probably the copy lettered by the binders Leighton & Sons for 1s., 20 November 1829. (Archives 7/14/3).

Reference Number 3216


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