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Alcune Opere D'Architettura Di Iacomo Barotio Da Vignola Raccolte et poste in luce da Francesco Villamena

RA Collection: Book

Record number




In Roma

Physical Description

Engr. t.-pl., [11] pl.; 384 mm. (Folio).

General Note

The work is found with between 11 and 16 plates in addition to its title plate (four of which were added in 1619 or later).


Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 4 (2001), no. 3481; National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard Architectural, IV (2000), no. 145; Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 356, p.285-6.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

Imperfect; lacks all except the title-plate and one plate showing a doorway at Caprarola (a duplicate of pl. [37] of the Regola Delli Cinque Ordini D'Architettura Di M. Iacomo Barozzio Da Vignola [ca. 1617]).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, with maroon patterned cloth boards; rebacked, retaining original spine piece, stamped 'R.A.' and '1617', and original red morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Vignola Architettura'. Bound (and possibly originally issued) with an undated edition of the original plates of Vignola's Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura, probably first republished by Francesco Villamena ca. 1617; also with parts of Part 2 and parts of the 1651 reprint of Part 3 (Oficina Arcularia) of Vignola's Regola de' Cinque Ordini d'Architettura (1642).


Architecture - Architecture, Italian - Italy - History
Pictorial works - 17th century
Manuals - Italy


Francesco Villamena, 1566-1624, editor