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La Patriarcale Basilica Lateranense Illustrata per cura Di Agostino Valentini Volume I (II)

Agostino Valentini

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Roma: A spese di Agostino Valentini In commissione presso i principali Negozianti di Stampe, Anno 1836. (1835.) Domenico Feltrini scrisse e incise.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 469 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: [4], 80 p., engr. t.pl., 56 pl. - Vol. II: 90 p., engr. t.pl., 80 pl.


Vol. I: [T.pl., dedic.] - Prefazione - [Text with pl.]; Imprimatur. - Vol. II: [T.pl.] - [Text with pl.]; Imprimatur.

Responsibility Note

The engraved title-plates are signed as scripted and engraved by Domenico Feltrini. The plates are signed as drawn by G. Fontana, Pio Bertoni, L. Magozzi, F. Bigioli, G. Bianchi, P. Guglielmi, F. Pagliuolo, Barne, A. Giorgioli, 'G.C.', Camilli, F. Ferrari, G. Gerrero; and as engraved by G. Fontana, G. Acquaroni, Pio Bertoni, Go. Mitterpoch, F. Caroni, G. Bianchi, Cremonesi, Frano. Garzoli, 'A.F.', G. Wenzel, 'C.', Costa, G. Alcaide, Camilli.

The work is dedicated by the publisher to D. Marino Torlonia Duca Di Bracciano.

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1836 appears on the engraved title-plate of Volume I; but that of 1835 is carried by Volume II.

The work describes the church dedicated to the Saviour and St John, which is the cathedral church of Rome. As commissioned by the Emperor Constantine I in the fourth century, it was built in basilica form; but in the late thirteenth century, during the papacy of Nicolas IV, the building was transformed by the addition of transepts of the same height as the nave and of an octagonal apse. In the seventeenth century the interior was remodelled by Borromini; and in the eighteenth a new façade was added by Galilei. The free-standing baptistery was also commissioned by Constantine, but was modified in later centuries.

The plates are outline drawings, showing plans and elevations of the buildings, architectural details, sculpture and paintings.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, red watered-papered boards; black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Valentini Basiliche Di Roma - Vol. I. (II.) Lateranense - Vol. I. (II.)', spines lettered 'R.A.'


Architecture, Italian - Architecture details - Sculpture, Italian - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Basilicas - Cathedrals - Italy - Rome - Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano - History
Christian art and symbolism
Pictorial works - 19th century