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Columna Cochlis M. Aurelio Antonino Augusto Dicata eius rebus gestis in Germanicâ, et Sarmaticâ expeditione insignis, ex S. C. Romæ ad viam Flaminiam erecta, ac utriusque belli imaginibus anaglyphice insculpta revibus Notis Io. Petri Bellorii Illustrata Et A Petro Sancte Bartolo Iuxta delineationes in Bibliothecâ Barberinâ asservatas, ac cum antiquis ipsius Columnæ signis collatas ære incisa Iterum In Lucem Prodit Sub Faustissimis Auspiciis Sanctiss. D. N. Papae Clementis XI.

Giovanni Pietro Bellori

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Romæ: ex Chalcographiâ Dominici de Rubeis ad Templum S. Mariæ de Pace cum Privil. Sum. Pont., ann. M.DCCIV.

Physical Description

[2], 77 [i.e. 76]pl.; 360×460 mm. (Oblong ).

General Note

The plate numbered 2 and 3 is printed from one copper. Some copies have a further three plates numbered 'Tab. I.(-III.)'


[T.-pl., dedication-pl.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The dedication plate is signed as engraved by Franciscus Aquila. No numbered plate is signed.

Fourteen plates (plates 14, 17, 22, 26, 28, 33, 35, 43, 48, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75) carry the imprint of the publisher/printer, 'Romae ex Chalcographia Dominici de Rubeis ...' (that is, Domenico De' Rossi).

The book is dedicated by the publisher to the Pope (Clement XI).


RIBA, Early printed books, 1 (1994), no. 213, p. 120-1.

Summary Note

The plates are captioned, and show: 1-75. plans and sections of the column; 76, 77. related coins.


The title plate is inscribed in ink, 'Given by Joshua Reynolds Jany 7th 1769'.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf, rebacked in 20th century; spine decorated in gilt in 18th-century style; brown morocco spine-labels lettered 'Bartoli And Bellori Columna Cochlis Antonino'. Bound with Stylobates Columnae Antoninae Nuper ... Effosus In Tres Tabulas Distributus (1708).

Name as Subject


Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Public relations - Rome - Italy - Romans - Germans - Germany - Campaigns - Military history - History - 2nd century
Column of Marcus Aurelius (Rome) - Columns - Sculpture, Roman - Bas-reliefs, Roman - Monuments, Roman - Italy - Rome - 2nd century
Art history - Archaeology - Plans - Sections - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century