Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia

Engraver Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815), Engraver Edward Rooker (English, 1711–1774), Engraver F. Patton (British, active 1745–1764), Engraver P. Santini, Engraver Anthony Walker (English, 1726–1765), Engraver Antonio Zucchi (Italian, 1726–1795), Engraver Pierre (Peter) Mazell (English, active 1761–1797), Engraver Domenico Cunego (Italian, 1727–1803), Engraver James Basire (English, 1730–1802), After Charles Louis Clérisseau (French, 1722–1820), Author Robert Adam (Scottish, 1728–1792)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 46; Berlin Orn. Cat. 1893; ESTC (RLIN) T046923; Fowler 2; Millard (English) 1


Overall: 53.3 x 39.4 x 5.1 cm (21 x 15.5 x 2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 61 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([London] Printed for the Author, 1764) Large folio; 23 leaves, plus 61 plates (some folded) on 54 leaves; contemporary half brown calf [rebacked], marbled paper boards.

Elevations, views, and plans of palace of Diocletian in Spalatro (currently Split, Croatia), including architectural details

[London] Printed for the Author, 1764


Front paste down-- bookplate of Sir William Beauchamp Proctor
Front paste down-- bookplate of Philip Hofer


Sir William Beauchamp Proctor (b. 1722 - d. 1773), Langely Hall, Loddon, Norfolk, England. April 1947, sold by Charles Scribner (?), London, to Philip Hofer (b. 1898 - d. 1984), Cambridge, MA. November 1981, sold by Ars Libri, Boston, to Arthur E. Vershbow; 2001, gift of Arthur E. Vershbow to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur E. Vershbow