1672 Marvelous Antiquities of ROME Franzini Illustrated Colossus of Rhodes RUINS

FRANZINI, Girolamo

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Girolamo Franzini was a 16th-century Italian historian known for his accounts of the antiquities of Rome. In 1588, Pope Sixtus V announced the first of four special holy years in Rome and was thus the destination for many travelers. Franzini published a work that would help those arriving in Rome to understand the antiquities of the city. First published, oddly, in Venice the same year, ‘The Marvelous Things of the city of Rome’ became one of several works to explore the antiquities of Rome during that time.

 

However, Franzini featured the work of Andrea Palladio whose ‘Antiquity of Rome’ included engravings that enriched the first and all subsequent editions of Franzini’s work. According to Brach, the illustrations in this work were constantly used to illustrated travel guides of Rome for over 150 years!

 

‘Marvelous Things’ was the first true city guide of Rome. It would undergo numerous editions and edits until the end of the 17th-century. This 1672 edition was published in Rome and features the 50 incredible woodcuts that were first seen in the 16th-century versions. These illustrations depict ancient ruins, temples, mythological figures, and a fascinating illustration of the Colossus of Rhodes! An impressive work!

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1672 Marvelous Antiquities of ROME Franzini Illustrated Colossus of Rhodes RUINS

 

Girolamo Franzini was a 16th-century Italian historian known for his accounts of the antiquities of Rome. In 1588, Pope Sixtus V announced the first of four special holy years in Rome and was thus the destination for many travelers. Franzini published a work that would help those arriving in Rome to understand the antiquities of the city. First published, oddly, in Venice the same year, ‘The Marvelous Things of the city of Rome’ became one of several works to explore the antiquities of Rome during that time.

 

However, Franzini featured the work of Andrea Palladio whose ‘Antiquity of Rome’ included engravings that enriched the first and all subsequent editions of Franzini’s work. According to Brach, the illustrations in this work were constantly used to illustrated travel guides of Rome for over 150 years!

 

‘Marvelous Things’ was the first true city guide of Rome. It would undergo numerous editions and edits until the end of the 17th-century. This 1672 edition was published in Rome and features the 50 incredible woodcuts that were first seen in the 16th-century versions. These illustrations depict ancient ruins, temples, mythological figures, and a fascinating illustration of the Colossus of Rhodes! An impressive work!

 

Item number: #3546

Price: $1500

 

FRANZINI, Girolamo

 

Le cose meravigliose dell’alma città di Roma : doue si tratta delle chiese … con la guida romana, che insegna facilmente à forastieri di ritrouare le cose più notabili di Roma … di nuouo corr., ampliate …

 

In Roma, per il sue. 1672.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 115, [1]
    • 50 engravings
  • References: Brach, Biographical Dictionary of Italians v50, ‘Franzini’.
  • Language: Italian
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4.5in (16.5cm x 12cm)
  • Extremely rare in commerce with no other examples for sale worldwide

 

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3546

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Arts & Architecture

European History

Authors

FRANZINI, Girolamo

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete