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Columna Cochlis M. Aurelio Antonino Augusto
1704. BELLORI, Pietro. Columna Cochlis M. Aurelio Antonino Augusto Dicata eius rebus gestis in Germanicam, atque Sarmaticam expeditione insignis, ex S. C. Romae ad viam Flaminiam erecta. Unpaginated. Illustrated with engraved title and dedication plus 77 engraved plates. Rome: Domenico de Rossi, 1704. BOUND WITH: Stylobates Columnae Antoninae Nuper E Ruderibus Campi Martii Jussu SS.D.N. Clementis. XI. Effossus In Tres Tabulas Distributus. Unpaginated. Illustrated with engraved title and three engraved plates. Folio, 345 x 235 mm, bound in contemporary Italian vellum, maroon morocco spine label. Rome: Domenico de Rossi, 1708. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this collaboration between the art historian Gian Pietro Bellori and the engraver Pietro Santo Bartoli which depicts and describes the sculptures on the column of Marcus Aurelius. It also contains the supplementary volume which depicts the lettering on the base of the Antonine column. The column of Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 174), similar in size and design to Trajan's but with larger, deeper-cut figures, was erected in the Piazza Colonna to commemorate the Emperor's victorious campaigns against the German tribes north of the Danube. The statue of Marcus Aurelius on top was replaced by the existing statue of Saint Paul in 1589. Some minor staining, but overall a fine copy.
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