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BARTOLI, Pietro Santi (1635--1700)
[Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum. 1693]
Admiranda Romanarvm antiqvitatvm ac veteris scvlptvrae vestigia anaglyphico opere elaborata ex marmoreis exemplaribvs qvae Romae adhvc extant in Capitolio aedibus hortisque virorvm principvm ad antiqvam elegantiam a Petro Sancti Bartolo delineata incisa in qvibvs plvrima ac praeclarissima ad Romanam historiam ac veteris mores dignoscendos ob ocvlos ponvntvr notis Io. Petri Bellorii illvstrata hæc omnium, quæ extant nobilissima Romanæ magnitudinis monumenta ad perenne antiquitatis studium, ac decus cura, sumptibus, ac typis edita à Joanne Jacobo de Rubeis, restituit auxit Dominicus de Rubeis chalcographus ...
Romae [ex typographia Dominici de Rubeis heredis Io. Jacobi de Rubeis], anno 1693.
84 engr. pl. (12 fold.) ; 36.2 x 46.2 cm. (obl. 2°)

The imprint of 'Dominici de Rubeis' (i.e. Domenico de' Rossi), as transcribed above, appears on most of the plates, which are numbered 1--84 and include the title and dedication. Domenico took over the important de' Rossi publishing firm in Rome from his brother Giovanni Giacomo after the latter's death in 1691. The first edition published by Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi, probably in the mid-1680s, had eighty-one plates. The present edition, however, includes 33 new plates, replacing 31 plates that were transferred to Veteres arcus Augustorum, 1690 (q.v.), and is listed in the de' Rossi catalogue of 1705 priced at '5 scudi 50 bajocchi'. It apparently continued to be sold without change to the imprint date well into the eighteenth century and possibly later. See notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 206 (first issue).

Copy Notes Willey Reveley's copy, inscribed by him in ink on the front free-endpaper Willey Reveley and at the foot of the same leaf price [scudi] 5:50 baj: bind: 80 baj:. Bought at Christie's Reveley sale, 11 May 1801 (q.v.), lot [119*] (inserted in pencil at the head of p. 6 in the sale catalogue) for £1 18s.

Binding C18th Italian vellum, red stained and gilt-tooled spine-title compartment.

Reference Number 1639


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