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D. Nicolao Simonellio Picturæ omniumq; bonarum Artium Cultori eximio. Genio tuo obsequor, gratiam quæro, Nicolae Præstantissime: eruditis oculis tuis admiranda Raphaelis Urbinatis monumenta subijcio, tuoque nomini dico. Dum enim ipsa, meis typis, eduntur; tu, qui Pictorum Principem, summo studio, prosequeris, dignus profecto es, qui eius quoque gloriæ comes prodeas, et eniteas. Deditissimus Servus Io. Iacobus de Rubeis.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Io. Iacobus de Rubeis formis, Romæ ad Templum Pacis cu' Priv. Pont.: [before 1667?]

Physical Description

[15] pl. (incl. t.pl.); 276×396 mm.

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as designed by Raphael and drawn and engraved by P.S. Bartoli.

Each carries the imprint of printer / publisher, 'Io. Iacob. de Rubeis' (i.e. Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi).


Italy. Ministero Per I Beni Culturali E Ambientali. Istituto Nazionale Par La Grafica, Raphael Invenit: Stampe Da Raffaello Nelle Collezioni Dell'Istituto Nazionale Per La Grafica: Catalogo (1985); L. Bianchi, 'La fortuna di Raffaello nell'incisione', in M. Salmi, ed., Raffaello: l'opera, le fonte, la fortuna (1968), II, p.647-89.

Summary Note

Plates [2-15] are captioned in Latin, and show incidents from the Bible (Gospels, Acts, Genesis and Exodus) (some show two images) and a few non-Biblical scenes - the apocryphal Donation of Constantine (pl.3); a Papal Mass (pl.7); Christian clergy (pl.9); a passage from St. Ambrose (pl.12).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, red cloth-covered boards; rebacked and recornered in 20th century, green morocco spine-label lettered 'Bartolis Vatican After Raphael &c.' Bound with two others.

Name as Subject


Mural paintings, Italian - Paintings, Italian - Paintings, European - Palaces - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - Vatican Palace (Vatican City) - History - 16th century - Renaissance
Christian art and symbolism
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century


Raphael, source artist
Pietro Santi Bartoli, draughtsman, engraver
Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi, printer, publisher
Niccolò Simonelli, dedicatee