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Urbis romae topographia

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, 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

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 23 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(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.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund