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Antio E Sue Antichità Dalla Porta di S. Giovanni a i Volsci in Vicinanza del Nuovo Porto. Opera Descritta Dal Cav: Carlo Fontana. Nella quale trattasi della sua prima struttura, e della presente, e de ripari all'interimenti preveduti nella Fabrica del Nuovo Porto. Con altro di curioso spettante alla Nautica. Dedicata All'Eminentiss., e Reverendiss. Signor Principe, Il Signor Cardinale Giuseppe Renato Imperiali.

Carlo Fontana 1638-1714

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2580

Author

Carlo Fontana, 1638-1714

Variant Title

Opere dal Ca. Fontana

Imprint

In Roma:: M.DCC.X., Nella Stamparia di Gio: Francesco Buagni. Con Licenza de' Superiori., [1710]

Physical Description

[4], 44 p.: 324 mm. (Quarto.)

Contents

[T.p., dedic.] - Imprimatur - [Text].

Responsibility Note

The decorations are unsigned. The work is dedicated by Carlo Fontana to Cardinal Giuseppe Renato Imperiali.

Summary Note

The text is in three parts: 1. Della Porta di S. Giovanni, Della Via Appia, e d'altro; II. Del Porto Antico, e Moderno d'Antio ...; III. Della Nautica, e Qualità delle Navi antiche. In ancient times Antium was a seaside resort for richer Romans. The emperor Nero commissioned a new harbour for the town, but in later centuries it was less important than Nettuno. At the end of the 17th century Innocent XII and Clement XI had a new harbour built to the east of the old site. There are no illustrations. The book is adorned with a title-page vignette, tailpieces and decorated initials.

Provenance

Bought on behalf of the Academy in 1774 in Paris by its Treasurer, William Chambers (RAA Minutes? 1774; Cash Book 1775).

Binding Note

Bound with C. Fontana's Utilissimo trattato dell'acque correnti (1696) and Discorso sopra l'antico Monte Citatorio (1708). 18th-century sprinkled calf, rebacked, with gilt borders on covers, spine gilt-tooled in 18th-century style, with red morocco spine-label, lettered 'Opere dal Ca. Fontana'.

Subject

Ports - Harbors - Antiquities, Roman - Italy - Lazio - Anzio - History
Treatises - Essays - Italy - 18th century

Contributors

Giovanni Francesco Buagni, fl. 1689-1707, printer
Giuseppe Renato Imperiali Cardinal, 1651-1737, dedicatee