Urbis romae topographia
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), Illustrated by Giovanni Battista Palatino (Italian, about 1515–after 1575), Author Bartolomeo Marliani (Italian, died in 1560), Printer Valerio Dorico (Italian, active 1524–1570), Printer Luigi Dorico (Italian, active 1532–1558)
Place of Publication: Rome, Italy
Brunet III, 1437-38; Mortimer, Italian, 284; L. Schudt, Le guide di Roma (Vienna: 1930), 605.
Overall: 29.1 x 20.6 x 1.6 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/8 x 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 23 woodcuts
Not On View
(Rome: Valerio and Luigi Dorico, 1544) Folio; 68 leaves; contemporary limp vellum, blue cloth box.
Selected illustrations: double-page map of Rome (fol. B2v-3r); statue of Laocoon (H2v); other statues, plans, sections, elevations, and architectural details.
Rome: Valerio and Luigi Dorico, 1544
Raphael Trichet Dufresne (1611-1671; annotations throughout the volume attributed to Dufresne in a contemporary hand facing title: "Les observations sont escriptes de la main de feu Monsieur de fresne"); Gaspard Dughet [?] (1615-1675; attribution by dealer); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, November 14, 1962.
William A. Sargent Fund